Thursday, 22 April 2010

Im Hooked - thanks Lucy

I know crochet has been around forever but it has always been a no-go area for me.  I remember years ago, picking up wool and hook and trying to read a pattern..... mental block!  In the short time I have been blogging and Etsying I have come across crochet in its many forms.  Just recently I stumbled across the crochet-savvy goddess - Lucy at Attic24.
 I just sat mesmerised and fell in love with her colourful crochet, home, personality and lounge!  I found her instructions absolutely fool proof (even I could get my head around them!).  With easy-peasy photo steps I just knew I could make SOMETHING!  Straight to ebay, ordered yarn and hook and hey presto.....SOMETHING!
Even if I say so myself (cos no-one in the Fondant household will) Something turned out pretty well for a first attempt!  OK so its only a faithful old granny square but I sat chuckling to myself at my achievement.  I spose it will turn into a blanket (or cushion more like) one day.

Do you remember the first thing you crochet-ed??

The sun beeeeaaammmed through the window this morning so took advantage for a photo-shoot of some jewellery I had finished this week.  If anything grabs you let me know .... until I get a flurry of listing-mania on Etsy!


4 comments:

  1. Lucy's blog is great isn't it?!!!! Crochet is very addictive! Once you learn there is no stopping you! Well done on your granny squares, you'll be churning out a blanket very soon i'm sure! Have a great rest of a day! xxx

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  2. Well, believe it or not, I've resisted the crocheting mania! I just have such bad memories of trying to knit as a child... And all this talk about tension - I know that would go wrong for me. Your beginnings look lovely, though - 'I love crochet, I could sit and watch people doing it for hours'!

    I've really enjoyed looking back through your last few posts - thanks for introducing yourself to me on my giveaway! Is your daughter back from Sweden? I do hope so - it's been crazy, hasn't it? We have something else in common too - my son has a cocker spaniel the same colour as yours. She's currently rustling around downstairs and getting fed up that her lord and master is having a lie-in (it's still holidays here).

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  3. I am desperate to learn to crochet - someone tried to show me last year at the knitting and stitching show, I must be increadibly tense, I couldn't get the hook through anything!

    I LOVE granny squares, I love the granny squares you have done, and I LOVE the colours! YUMMY!

    Kath
    x

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  4. Me too! I would love to learn, i am thinking of finding an online tutorial on youtube or something.
    Well done on your first grannies! they look fab.
    x

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