Tuesday, September 22, 2009

trying a bit of hookery

Way back in May this year, me and my sis went off to do a crochet course. Prior to this, I'd tried teach myself to crochet on several occasions by looking in books at pictures which never really made any sense to me. I also tried to get my mum to show me how to do it, but alas the hookery eluded me still.
On the 4 hr crochet course I'm pleased to say I learned to do the basics, but since then, despite my best intentions, I didn't get around to trying it again.
Over the last week or so, I thought the time was right to try again, and had a very basic project in mind. I was amazed that I had remembered how to do it - it's like riding a bike I supposeMy finished effort is not perfect by any means, but I'm pleased with the result. This is basic level stuff, but I feel confident to try different things now - follow a pattern perhaps!

I'm also finding that I have a new found love of Grey (Gray) at the moment too. I've never really thought much of grey as a colour, but I'm finding myself quite attracted to greys hues of late:
1. Components (C365: day 49), 2. Natural Gray Black Wool Handspun Yarn, 3. Grey as buttons, 4. grey undertones [spun], 5. gray, olive wool, 6. this tile rug rocks it in gray, 7. Brooch, 8. Collection of gray, 9. skein of grey handspun


The Curious Cat said...

Well done on your efforts! that is wicked! I want to learn to knit and it is my goal to make a patchwork quilt but neither are happening very fast...it gives me hope when i see other people starting out there! xxx PS Grey is such a lovely colour - very peaceful...I like your mosaic!

Moogsmum said...

Fantastic effort on the hookery Monda! There'll be no stopping you now.


Kyoko said...

Hi Monda!
Nice crochet! I know you will be so good at it (especially with your excellent design skills - I can't wait for you to get "hooked").
Love the grey colour photos, especially the left on the middle row. What a cute hand-spun yarn!
Hope you have a great weekend!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Keep going with the crochet! If I can do it then I KNOW that you can!!! Lucy x