Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Circles and Circles

Last week was completely devoted to learning a new skill - crochet. For some reason, all previous attempts to figure out this craft eluded me and I struggled to 'read' the stitches. Well, I hunkered down and hooked and ripped and hooked and ripped. But I finally banged out a potholder.

Potholder #1 A side

The thing is, being able to see the mistakes meant I was learning to read the stitches and that makes all the difference.

Potholder #1 B side

I've got four more of these to make in the next two weeks, and I now think it's an achievable goal. And I'm glad I took the time to finally learn this one, because I have a few home-based projects in mind that would really be suitable in crochet.

Witch Hazel

I've also been thinking about people with a tendency to feign an air of mystery. When taken to the extreme, maybe it's a ruse to hide the fact there's nothing there! Intent without action is merely wishful thinking. Lack of action is simply this: nothing. And I've been putting way too much energy into something that is nothing. Better to focus on what's right in front of me, it's real and I always bet on real.

11 comments:

barefootrooster said...

WOW! these look AWESOME. i am both impressed and a little jealous. can't wait to see the whole set - these bright, beautiful colors seem just the thing to help welcome spring!

Cookie said...

Congratulations!

Crochet is such a helpful skill to have as a knitter and even without knitting. ;^)

xo

Gale said...

Pretty, cheerful and practical. Nice work too!

Oiyi said...

You did it! They look great.

Mary said...

The potholders look great! What yarn are you using?

LICraftgal said...

Oh those look wonderful!! I was a crocheter before becoming a knitter. I still love my crocheting. Those colors are so pretty, can't wait to see the rest!!!

Susie said...

Those look nice enough to make me contemplate taking up crochet! Good for you for being so determined.

thea said...

Kudos on learning crochet! It still eludes me... And those mitts, those mitts are amazing. A great mix of color and pattern - hope you get tons of use out of them before the weather turns soon!

t does wool said...

sometimes going round and round can be good...like in this case...pretty colors

Knitting Out Loud said...

Lovely crochet! And the witch hazel means spring is coming soon.

Katie M. said...

I love the colors! Mastering crochet is no easy feat: woo!