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!