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Monday, 12 September 2011

Crochet Trial

I get up really early in the mornings, don't know why, I just do.  This is the sort of thing I've been doing recently, as I sit quietly drinking tea and waiting for eight o'clock when Graham gets up...

It's not perfect , I'm still a beginner.  These little doll sized blankets are perfect for me to practice different stitches and to learn to follow a pattern.  The most difficult part for me is getting the beginning chain the right length as I need to only make the blanket doll sized.  But I'm getting there.

I have noticed that some crocheters have a vocabulary all of their own.  Things like 'super easy', 'ever so slightly', 'super pleased', 'super early', 'happy things' (when referring to doing normal stuff), 'hooky time' (when referring to doing a bit of crochet), 'prettifying', 'hooky handiwork', knitty post', etc that are used too frequently.  I must be just about the most grumpy old woman on earth.  I know I'm a very cynical woman too.  You'd think I was a pessimist but I'm not.  I also love feminine things but I just don't like this gooey type of talk.... sorry if I offend anyone about this.

1 comment:

Peggy said...

Hi Ann, you are always busy with some project.I thought at first glance you had taken up crocheting dishcloths!
I followed the link to the doll blog and they all look great.
I know what you mean about this online vocab,you come across it on quite a lot of craft blogs.
The holidays are over once again and we are still hoping for a few few sunny warm days but at the moment we have the remains of hurricane Katia blowing around.