Hey everyone! Hope y'all had a terrific 4th of July and captured lots of family memories! So, tell me, do you knit or crochet? From what I've been seeing here in blogland, there are quite a few younger adults taking up the hobby (or maybe it's an art form). Speaking as someone who is not "young," I am thrilled to see this hobby continuing on through the generations. Now, just so you know, I am an absolute novice when it comes to knitting and crochet. I've "dabbled" over the years, first with knitting (I was truly terrible at that) and currently with crochet. I love crochet but am still not very good at it, but I enjoy it so much that I am willing to forge ahead. Anyway, I thought I would share some of my little projects.
I adore this cotton yarn. It's perfect for many of my projects.
This was some inexpensive yarn that I already had and created a needle case with it.
Not bad for a beginner!
You will quickly start to see a pattern here.........
Everything is a square or rectangle and for very good reasons.
#1 -- I've gone crazy for these crocheted dishcloths! Have you ever used one? They are
fantastic! All of these are my own personal collection that have been used and washed repeatedly.
#2 -- I cannot read a pattern. No, seriously, I get all those little letter codes and "repeat from last stitch, blah, blah, blah" all mixed up. I have been watching some ladies on YouTube, and may
Feel comfortable enough to go from squares to something with a curve or even a......SLEEVE!
EEK......that's pretty scary!
I really had fun making the potholders which are double thickness. I will be giving some of the potholders and coordinating dishcloths as little "thank you" gifts to some of our friends who are providing lodging for The Man and I on our vacation this summer.
I really do like the edging on this one, but it may be a bit too much
For a dishcloth......but maybe not.
Yep, I'm crazy for color!
The best thing about making these dishcloths is that I get to practice different stitches.
I've had so much fun mixing and matching!
Here are a couple of scarves that I've made.
This one is made with that super-soft, chenille-type yarn and it's an infinity scarf.
This yarn is really soft, too, and is just a very long narrow scarf.
You knew, of course, that I would have to have some Christmas dishcloths!
This is a very pretty and soft yarn that I am making a scarf out of for someone special -- can't
Now this is a lap-size afghan for me to use in my "Momma-Cave" some time in the FAR, FAR
future when and if it ever cools down here in AZ!
Adding the pompoms was just for fun. On a lark, I picked up a set of pompom makers at Joann's one day. They are super-simple to make, and my mind is spinning with some ideas of things
I want to make using pompoms!
It's a "Pompom Crazy World!"
Thanks for letting me share my novice endeavors. It can be really hard to teach an
old dog new tricks, but I'm keeping on, keeping on!
If you are super-good at crocheting, then you might be rolling your eyes at my "less than
stellar" display of projects. To you I say, "Well, bless your little heart and keep up the good work!
I do like learning from the best."
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Cindy at Dwellings--The Heart of Your Home for Amaze Me Monday
Maria Elena at Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at Our Home
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday
Suzy at Worthing Court for The Scoop
Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace at Home