Learning to Crochet
Julie and I started our learn to crochet class last night. It did not get off to a great start with us getting lost on the way there and turning up late. Never mind, Marg was still more than happy to see us and away we went. Apparently the other members of the class had cancelled so it was just Julie and I.
We had decided on the phone that we would start with the standard "granny square" but after 5 minutes of trying to teach us this, Marg declared that we were actually below beginner level (oops) and had to start right back at the very beginning with something called chain stitch.
Well, we got the hang of chain stitch pretty quickly and I was feeling very chuffed with myself until Marg decided we had to move onto treble stitch. This was when I realised that chain stitch was like learning to put on your seatbelt when you take driving lessons. Not even close to doing the real thing.
Two hours later and after much frustration, I managed to produce the small amount of crochet you see below. I had a headache, my eyes hurt and I HATED crochet!!!!!
Julie did much better than me as she has crocheted in her previous life as a 10 year old and it all came back to her pretty quickly. I was left to struggle on with wool twisted around every finger but the right ones and wondering if it was too late to start the embroidery class.
However, in the cool, calm light of the morning I have decided to return next week and give it maybe a few more lessons before I throw in the towel - I mean granny rug!