Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Learning new skills

Last weekend my neighbor came over in attempts to teach FG and I how to crochet.
What started out as a dishcloth quickly became a bracelet.

And here is my sorry attempt. Doesn't look much better and I have been working on it ever since that day. I am having difficulty figuring out how to hold my hands. I have un-did, redid.....just a tad bit frustrated. Patience is NOT one of my finer qualities. In addition my rascally cats got their paws on it. Let's just say, it is NOT pretty! I am headed over to the neighbors right now for a little remediation.
Wish me luck ;)

9 comments:

Mim said...

Good luck! And just keep trying the light bulb will come on and you will be flying in no time. :0)

pilgrimscottage said...

Don't give up. Just like with anything, it takes practice to make perfect. I realize there is a certain way one is supposed to hold the hands while crocheting, but I never got it and made my own way of holding the yarn and needle. It works for me and it gets done. So, keep trying and you'll get the hang of it. By the way, patience is not my best virtue, either.

doglady said...

Practice makes perfect or so they say. Your attempt is better than anything I could crochet.

doglady said...

Oops! Didn't notice that pilgrimscottage had said the same thing.

small farm girl said...

I think it looks good for your first try! It just takes practice.

Lorac said...

I started crochet last year and i found it quite difficulat at first with multicoloured wool. Maybe a solid colour would be easier to see what you need to do?

Al said...

Must say I just discovered your Blog and am enjoying it immensely. As far as crochet, I'll stick with other things. Good Luck!

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

I think I'v done some crocheting but I sorta prefer knitting. Those dishclothes are awesome.

Rae said...

I agree that a solid color would probably be easier. It's a bit challenging to get started, but all of a sudden things will *click* and it will be easy sailing from there. My grandma taught me when I was 8, and I've always enjoyed it a lot more than knitting. Keep at it! :)