A post from Kelli–
I would consider myself a fairly crafty person in that I like creating things and always enjoy doing things and making small projects. One thing that is a bit odd about my crafting though is that I tend to go in streaks. I always seem to come back to things, but when I figure out something new, I get slightly obsessive about it!
This week’s obsession–Crocheting!
About a month and a half ago, I went to JoAnn’s with Mom and saw that all crocheting and knitting books were on sale. I picked one up and saw a few things that looked interesting and tried picking out yarn. I didn’t know–and still don’t–know much about choosing of the right kind of yarn so I guessed and then bought a skein of Red Heart just to practice with.
Ever since then, I’ve been crocheting! I’ve made a couple headbands, flowers, scarves, and just learned how to make a granny square. I have also learned how to crochet in the round and learned how to make a basket. I believe I may have figured it out enough to tweak it, add a row of triple crochets towards the top weave a ribbon around and call it a wine bottle gift bag–wedding gifts? I sure think so.
So far, I have just been experimenting a bit. Tomorrow I’m hoping to hit up Walmart for some different colors so that everything that I make isn’t just plain old black. Thought that it might make my Granny Squares actually look like Granny Squares too. I have looked a bit on Ravelry and Pinterest and have found a few blogs that I like.
Do you have any suggestions? Blogs or websites that you use for patterns? Great places to buy yarn (even though I’m at least an hour from Hobby Lobby or Joann’s)?
I’m just a work in progress right now, but stay tuned. I have a feeling that this fad may stick around a bit!