Tuesday, January 24, 2012
You're Never Too Old To Learn Something New
But yesterday, I taught myself to crochet. I've been avoiding crochet for the nearly 50 (ack) years I've been knitting. I think being a lefty bolluxed up the instructions for me, and anytime I tried to crochet, I ended up going backwards and upside down or something.
But so many of the Weldon's projects I want to do this year involve at least a little crocheting. So last night, I dug this 1946 booklet out (and it has instructions for the left handed -- sort of. Basically it says to put a mirror in front of the page and follow the reflection). And within a few minutes, I was merrily chaining, single crocheting and double crocheting all around my Barrister's Wig!
I'm sure experienced crocheters would wince at my speed (though I did get faster) and I'm pretty sure I am not holding the yarn quite right, but I produced a decent looking lacy edging so I'm pretty happy.
And I can say that I learned something new. That wasn't about a Real Housewife, Heidi and Seal's breakup or what those crazy Brits are doing at "Downton Abbey" (though I learned about all that stuff too)