Saturday, August 30, 2008

My first crochet project

Okay, I have to admit it. After having someone give me a crocheted blanket for each of my babies, I got a bit jealous. I decided that this was something I needed to know how to do. I was a little bit apprehensive, not sure how difficult it would be, but after a friend's reassurances, I bought a $12 kit at Walmart called "I Taught Myself to Crochet." Honestly, it's a great bargain for the money. So, after going through the "basic stitch" lessons, I decided to make Erin a blanket. I got the pattern off the skein of yarn I had gotten to learn on (that Erin had chosen for me). My book had also gone through how to read a pattern, and the pattern was labeled "beginner," so I decided I would go for it. I let Erin pick the second color. (By "picking" I mean, I showed her two colors and then bought the one she pointed at.) I added the purple myself...because I thought it was pretty and would look good.

Here it is:


I'm not sure why I'm so surprised that it turned out so well. I am every time I make something. I don't know where this lack of self-confidence comes from. I mean, am I Janice Hill's daughter or am I not? Anyway, I'm really proud of this. Now I'm working on a secret project for a friend and a blanket for Reese's at the same time. (Since I'm around said friend a lot, and I can't work in her project when I'm around her!) I'm now a crocheting machine!

4 comments:

paxcan said...

Your blanket is beautiful and such pretty colors for a sweet little girl. I'm proud of you that you could teach yourself how to crochet. I tried once and got frustrated with it, but I didn't have a kit or anything, just a little book. You sure keep busy- reading, taking care of Erin, crocheting blankets, sewing, etc...These are wonderful things to be doing with your life!I love to see the pictures that you post on your blog of Erin too. It's so hard (as a grandma) to not get to see her grow up in person, so I guess this is the next best thing. Thank you for sharing with all of us.

Elicia said...

It turned out sooo great for your first time! Congrats!!!

Sabe and Adi said...

I was a crocheting machine until Marcus was born. Now I have no time. Sometimes I really wish I had ur kid...

Amber Donaldson said...

Wow! My first crochet project was a blanket with just basic lines, which I didn't finish I may add. Great Job!