Awhile back, I talked about my past struggles with crocheting, how I would try to jump in too quickly and get frustrated and quit. This time, I was determined, I would be kinder to myself, take things more slowly, and work my way up to the hard stuff.
I am happy to report that this is working! I have actually made things that are not embarrassing to claim! I have completed three hats, and while the last hat is definitely the best looking one, the first two are not bad, if I do say so myself. I used this pattern, which is all single crochet stitches, and it did wonders for my confidence and getting into a good rhythm of stitching. I have also finished two scarves, because they are quick and easy.
I can’t find a picture of my hats, but I do have pictures of the scarves. Both were made up patterns, just getting used to working with a slightly larger project and trying out yarns or threads I liked.
First, a jewel-toned scarf. I love variegated yarns, and I love jewel tones! This picture makes it look more blue and less purple than it looks in real life; I used my iPhone camera at work, so not the best lighting.
Next, I bought a bunch of cool multi-colored thread from a local yarn shop, and I wasn’t sure what to do with it. This is a scarf I made using it on the same hook with the purple yarn I used for the main part of the scarf. I love how it turned out, and my daughter, who was the recipient of this scarf, loved it, too.
I also made a quick necklace with the thread, but it wasn’t terribly sturdy. I need to practice more on this idea.
Beyond that, I have started many projects. I have even gotten pretty far on some of them. However, I haven’t really finished much. I have high hopes that I will have many finished projects soon, though. I have a few that are pretty close to being done, and I am trying to finish at least one thing before I start a new project. So far I haven’t had a lot of luck with that–I have 5 projects I am working on right now–but I am bound to finish something sometime, right?