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

4 comments:

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.

xxx

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