Thursday, July 28, 2005


Greetings! And welcome to my 'crochet' blog...

For those of you who don't know, I recently started crocheting. This is something I always thought would be kind of fun to learn, and only in the last few months have I really had the time and money to take up a hobby, and so far I am really enjoying it.

My grandmother taught me a couple of the basics when I was young, but beyond that I hadn't crocheted since one time in college when I was in a play and my character had to have a 'prop' that was her signature. So, one of my mom's friends showed me how to make a very basic Granny Square. That square grew so large during the run of the play, that I decided to call it a baby blanket and gave it to my older brother and sister-in-law, who were expecting a baby, as a Christmas present. I will try to post some picutres of it soon.

Of course, I had completely forgotten how to make a Granny Square by the time I decided to really learn crochet, but thanks to a wonderful instructor at the local Michael's named Victoria, I am now a Granny Square expert! (as evidenced by the 180 granny squares I am making to turn into an afghan to give to a friend!) And I hope to continue to learn more about crochet and to move beyond squares to make lots of really cool items!

A lot of my friends have said that I should post pictures and updates on what I have been working on with my new hobby...and I didn't want to clutter my 'regular' blog with this stuff. Plus, some of the projects I am working on are presents for people who read my 'regular' blog and I don't want to ruin the surprise!

Also, most of the things I am making these days are things I will give as presents (I don't always know WHO it will be for when I am making it, but I figure most of the stuff I make will eventually be given away...cause I like making stuff like hats and scarves, but don't need things like that in LA!) So, if you you're someone I typically give presents to for Christmas, birthdays or any other special occasion, and you see something you love or hate (either the pattern, or yarn or colors), let me know your opinion, 'cause it you may end up getting it as a gift and I wouldn't want to give you something you didn't like!

Thanks for visiting!


Anonymous said...

That's quite a yarn!!

Now I'm really confused though.
I thought blogs were a personal forum for people to
vent their inner feelings and thoughts about things
that moved them greatly.
Hmmmmmm, I guess it's not only about movies, politics,
aliens, or road-rage.


Jennifer said...

The great thing about blogs is that they can be about anything you want them to be. The majority of people I have met at local "Stitch N Bitch" sessions maintain blogs regarding their crafts. It's an interesting subculture of people!