It is official now. I have a new thing.
Since I’m still desperately unemployed, I just keep starting new
and expensive hobbies. And the new one is crocheting. I mainly blame Pinterest for it… if Pinterest didn’t exist, I had absolutely no idea about the endless possibility of cuteness that lies within crocheting. But I got hooked up by the idea, so I went to my favourite fabric (and now also yarn) shop, and bought my first supplies. I also went to the local library to borrow some teaching material. Here they are, nicely set up, ready to be used. You have to use your imagination and picture a nice big bucket of enthusiasm as well, that is standing right beside the bucket of yarn.
Then I started.
I opened the books. Then I decided to turn to the internet for a little bit of extra help. Yes, as I heard someone once saying it, we live in an age, where girls learn how to crochet from Youtube, and not from their grannies 🙂 So here I was, staring at different video tutorials where each and every one of them did everything completely differently from the others, and I got confused and overwhelmed… But I’m not a quitter, I decided to learn crocheting, and made a commitment by investing a smaller fortune in supplies, so I kept looking, until I found what works the best for me. I mean who works the best for me. It’s Mikey 🙂
Yes, I got myself a male crocheting teacher, and he is great!!! I instantly fell in love with Mikey, grabbed my hook and yarn again and went into war. It was still not easy in the beginning, I clearly remember reaching a point when I felt like crying and throwing the whole thing I was holding in my hands out of the window. But then I tried again and again. Youtube is great, because I could just pause or rewind Mikey whenever I wanted to, and a few watching of the first few lessons later I actually started to come up with something crocheting-like activity.
And check this out, my first sample of simple stitches! I was sooooo proud of myself at this point 🙂
And I went on, along with Mikey, and slowly entered the wonderful world of crocheting. Look at my first sample: it contains all the basic stitches. And yes, it is crocked, it is uneven, it is messy, but it is mine 🙂
Look, a granny square!!!
Look, a circle!!!
Now I felt confident enough to start the real thing. I made a trial for my very first crocheting project: I would like to make a retro circle blanket, following the instructions of Adele. And guess what. Not even 36 hours after I stumbled upon Mikey, I was done with my very first retro circles, yay 🙂
I know, they are still a little bit messy and uneven and everything, but Mikey says that I’m gonna get better at it as I practice, and I believe him!
A lovely, relaxing weekend later, spent at my in-laws, I can proudly present you with the first squares of my very first crocheting project:
I have to say, I’m completely sold. Crocheting is my new craze. I’m already dreaming of soft blankets and stylish beanies and cardigans and and and… More to come, stay tuned 🙂