As I sit on the patio enjoying a cool breeze safe from the rain and the ignoring flying bugs that always like to bite me. I am smiling, because I have been meaning to do this for weeks. Well, at least the last time it rained.
I got bored with the granny squares (crochet) and went online (YouTube) to not only look up new patterns, but to learn how to do them. I may know how to crochet and I say I am pretty good, but love to learn as much as I can to improve my craft.
When people say they want to learn, but it’s hard. I just smile and direct them to youtube. I suggest listening and looking at least five different people, because not everyone can teach.
- You should be able to understand them.
- They should talk slowly and clearly.
- Showing how its done and not just giving directions.
I learned two new crochet stitches and got working on them right away. One was from my favorite site (Jada InStitches). I learned how to do a “c2c granny square.” It was cool, but a little too big and I couldn’t get this stitch to work with my regular granny stitch. So, another time.
The other stitch I learned was called, “the drunken granny stitch,” by the secret yarnery. I couldn’t wait to get started. I picked out my color and was enjoying myself until I realized I didn’t have enough to compete the yarn. I was going to put it aside until I could get more yarn, and I wished I had kept that thought. I took it out and made granny squares out of them and today I found some extra yarn
I saw another stitch I wanted to learn, but she was talking way too fast. I was able to get through half of what she was doing, but when she got to a new stitch. She lost me and I gave up. Well, I went back to my regular granny stitch.
I am torn between making the granny squares, (because I am going to start selling them) or start making this cool blanket again? Think I will decide over a cup of tea….