Thursday, April 13, 2006

Hi. Thank You All For the Invitation.

Hello, all. Thanks for inviting me to blog with you all. I'm crocheting my second pair of socks - this time for my son. They are in "Wood" Woolspun from Lionbrand. I'm liking them but I don't think I really made them big enough for Son Joel. He says the first one is ok but if the second one fits him better, I might rip the first one back and do it over from the heel gusset. You can see pics (oops, not yet, maybe tomorrow) and stuff on my blog:
I've been crocheting for about 25 years. I taught myself to crochet one Christmas season with a "Make in an Evening" -Woman's Day promised me- bath mat. It was an Aunt Lydia's Rug Yarn pattern, and I was going to do bath mats for all the In-Laws, Parents, and Siblings. The starting chain was fine, I got that from the little how-to book. The double crochet was fine on the next row; got that. Third row: Dc in first 2 dc. Post dc in next dc. What?! My how-to book didn't have it. My knitting books -what few I had then- didn't say anything either. I ended up driving into town from the mountains - 50 miles round trip- to go to a yarn store where a woman helped me and was amazed that I had gotten that far on my own. Bless her, I don't remember her name, but I'll never forget her as she is responsible for me not giving up on crochet. Here I am 25 or so years later, and I teach and custom make things and Love crochet as much as knitting. :)
Happy Easter to all.

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