Learning to Crochet the Day Away

9 Jul

So I have found a new hobby: Crochet! Go ahead and say it…of COURSE I didn’t need anything else to do, but oh well! 🙂 My mother tried to teach me to crochet when I was younger, and I have attempted to do it time and time again. I know I have a couple of unfinished scarves lying around still. For some reason, this time, I meant it when I said I wanted to learn. She came over and showed me the basics again. I think the difference this time was that we have YOUTUBE! Before, when I was a teen wanting to learn, I didn’t have access to YouTube like I do now. I needed someone to sit beside me the entire time. If my mom wasn’t present, I couldn’t remember what to do next, but now that we have access to videos and picture tutorials, it’s easy as pie! 🙂 I do feel like it helped to actually have someone sit down with me to show me, but when I can’t remember what to do, I just do a web search!

I found a couple of projects on my Pinterest that I was interested in doing. I have a friend that is having a baby, so I made this blanket for her. I actually bought the yarn off of a lady from our local facebook Swap Shop. Apparently the lime green yarn, Mint Julep, is no longer in production, so I had to switch to Spring Green when it ran out. You learn something everytime you crochet, and this was a lesson learned…. MAKE SURE YOU CAN GET MORE OF THE SAME COLOR YARN if you are working on a project. DUH. I was too far into it to unravel it, so I am going to pretend like this was on purpose and that I wanted to graduate the color to a darker one. 😉 Hopefully the baby won’t be offended.

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I have found that I have a fondness for granny squares. I like the satisfaction of having something finished so early on in the process. (Plus, it’s easier to hold on to. I hate to chain 100, turn it, and and try to stitch the next row. It usually takes me a few rows to have something substantial to hold onto before I get comfortable holding it. If you have ever tried to crochet, you understand.)
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And THIS so far, is my pride and joy. 🙂 I read a blog where a lady made a blanket like this (check out my Pinterest) and was intrigued. I am not finished with it yet. I am not sure WHEN I will be finished with it. I want it to be a pretty large blanket, so I am just going to add on until I feel like it’s the size I want.

I keep my yarn in this bag, which is why it is in the picture…I am not finished! I have actually had quite a few people ask me where I got this bag at, so I will link it: http://abarber.mymarkstore.com/ (Click “Shop Entire Collection” and browse around! Lot’s of fun finds!)

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Here is the beginning of my next project. I hope I can figure it out. We will see! I am definitely a “Beginner” crocheter, so this may be biting off more than I can chew. However, I know my mother and Meme know how to crochet with their eyes closed, so if I need help, I am sure I can call them! 🙂
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And of course, I had to post pics of my girls. I have been away at a Women’s Retreat this weekend, and have missed these girls! It certainly is nice to get away for a weekend, but I do love coming home to my husband and children!
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MK is getting SO BIG! *sniff*
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Seriously?! The crazy thing is that noone has to teach her to pose like this.
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And I LOVE THIS PICTURE…because they are both standing up on the slide and you can tell that MK is scared she is going to fall off, which is why she is grabbing the back of Addison’s swimsuit. LOL

This also makes me think of what Addison said earlier when she was wrestling with MK, and apparently her panties were giving her a wedgie. She said, “Mom, these panties are cracking me up!” Haha

Love these girls.

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