Thursday, 20 September 2012

Hooked!


Since Rachel so kindly taught me to crochet yesterday and I have the bug!! I'm hoping to make a granny blanket eventually and want to make a random 'patchwork' look. I'm working on different sizes and not really caring - I'm sure I can fudge it together eventually ;)

So last night me and the hook got busy and made a couple more squares:


This is what I have so far (Rachel's is the one on the far right):


My Nan taught me to crochet a long time ago and I never even finished one block, she does a sort of round pattern and I didn't remember a jot of it! So it was fun to learn something new... I do wonder if it's the curse of crafting that you end up doing so many different crafts. When I started sewing I was a bit stubborn about only quilting and making crap for my kids but I think the internet (and blogging friends!) opens up so many possibilities to learn new things and there's so much gorgeous inspiration, it's really hard to stick to one thing.


I came across these pictures and wanted to share a fun activity we did a couple of weekends ago, which may have been the last of the warm sun... those of you in warmer climes with kids might want to give it a try though! The best bit is there's no huge mess to clear up :)


I just put some water in a bowl, added some food colouring and let the kids 'paint' outside:


As a note to myself I want to randomly add that last night (me in PJs, messed up hair, bags under my eyes, the usual bedraggled end of day look) my husband told me how pretty I am. Really pretty, he said and meant it. I love this man so very much!

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24 comments:

  1. I have planned to learn to crochet for the last couple of years. The question is how ill I fit it in with my sewing and cross stitching!

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  2. Yay - you too are a happy hooker!! And isn't your husband a sweetie.

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  3. You have a good husband. Keep him! ;) I cannot crochet, isn't that awful? I'm horrible at it! Hahahaa...

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  4. Keep hookin'! What a great buzz you have going.
    That hubbie of yours is a keeper.

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  5. Awww that's lovely! definitely a keeper, then :o)

    Lovely squares too - I can't crochet to save myself ;o)

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  6. I know two hookers - at least! Teehee! You and Susan!

    It is great fun and so easy to take with you. What a lovely man you have - can he give mine lessons do you think?

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  7. What a great hubby. Mine will say things like that when I think I look atrocious, too. Good guys. Love your granny squares. Trying like crazy to learn to crochet. I have the basic stitches down, but I'm still trying to learn how to make designs and put it together.

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  8. He's a keeper!!! I love crochet - glad you're now hooked! (Awful pun but I decided to let it stay!)

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  9. A smart man knows a fabulous woman when he sees one. Lovely squares, Lucy!

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  10. Crafting is addictive full stop. Sweet hubby. Di x

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  11. Yay for crochet!! I find I like different crafts at different times! Crochet is a great winter sport!

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  12. Aww, what a wonderful hubbie. Crochet is the one craft thing I have never tried!

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  13. Oh those are good esp since you just learned.. I can't crochet either.. some stitches tight, some loose, ends up looking sad. I've read where you can make your own sidewalk chalk paint-- that looks like fun and what a sweet hub you have! :)
    xo

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  14. Your crocheting looks great! I for some reason can't get the hang of it. I am always loosing my yarn oft the hook, but I can knit without even looking.
    In the summer I gave my nephews water with food coloring in it and let them "paint" cardboard boxes on the deck. Can you say hours of entertainment! It was great!

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  15. Oh it's definitely the curse of the crafter to latch onto a range of things! Think the hubster's a keeper too...

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  16. Isn't it funny; I made my first grannysquare yesterday as well :-)

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  17. Great job on the crochet! Yes it is a curse to slowly blend to all the styles of crafting! It'll be scrapbooking next.
    What a wonderful husband! =D

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  18. Those crochet squares already look better- I think you got it! And crochet is quite transportable, there are no great long needles sticking out as in knitting, and no fiddly little needle to lose as per embroidery or EPP. I think the only thing that might beat it (for convenience travelling) is tatting- you did say we were going to do some of that one day, didn't you? Or did I invent that bit?

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  19. Those granny squares are really looking awesome! Bravo hubby!

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  20. Your crochet squares are great! And how sweet of your husband. I have one of those too-definite keepers!

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  21. Glad to hear it isn't to hard to learn. I so want to try this too :)

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  22. Judith taught me granny squares last week!! Have made 3! Need to start again though! Can't believe how lovely ur husband was.. How cute! X

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  23. Well done on the crochet. I've made it my mission to try every craft going!

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