Friday, February 26, 2010

Confessions of a Knitter

Those of you who have knit with me know that I'm not so much into crochet. I have always thought that is has its place, but I never was excited about it.

I learned to crochet when I was approximately 7 years old. My grandma taught me - her kitchen scrubbies are well known in central Illinois. I didn't really do much with crochet, my cousin and I made chains long enough to go around the outside of the farmhouse and attempted a couple double crochet blankets. But.... I have been inspired.

This potholder on the right is by helloyarn. This is totally her photo, but there wasn't a post on her blog to the project and you all just HAD to see the beauty. This is the project page for this lovely potholder (and she has made others) and here is helloyarn's profile.

So yes, this inspired me, and my inspiration was a prefaced a bit by the fact that I have been subscribing to emma lamb's blog. She makes very cute crocheted things and this renewed my faith in the cuteness of some crocheted things. Although you'd think with this blanket on my couch I'd be inspired anyhow.

Thus began my latest endeavor, a hexagon potholder (the photo on the left - for those not on Rav). I have pulled out my old crochet knowledge and watched a couple videos to learn some new things and viola!

They aren't exactly right, but I'm learning and I'm happy with how they are turning out. I'll do my best to post a completed potholder when I have one.

At the end of the day I am still just a knitter, but now I am a knitter who can crochet. Have a great weekend!


  1. Emmy crocheting - weird! Every once in a while I'll crochet something, too. It is good for potholders, doilies and afghans but I don't think I'd every like a crocheted sweater.

    I love the bright cheerful colors in your potholders!

  2. Part of my 2010 plan is to learn how to crochet...I'm more into knitting but I must try crochet!!! I would love to make rug rag style coasters.


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