Tuesday, 31 January 2012

A new love

When I've been blog hopping I've seen so many scrapbookers crocheting. I've looked over there creations especially blankets and felt really envious, I wanted to do it.  I tried crocheting about 8 years ago when I lived in Hastings but couldn't seem to get the hang of it.  So when Mum was up over the weekend I asked her to show me.  I don't know about you, but I'm not very good when it comes to reading through instructions, I'm better being shown and learning as I go.  So we went to the Country Park and picked up a cheap ball of wall and a crochet hook.  Within a couple of hours I had created a granny square.

So over the past few days I've been practising and I'm now ready to have a go at a Granny blanket.  I've even taught myself to cast on another colour.  I'm so pleased with myself but obviously I couldn't of done it without Mum, I've achieved one of my resolutions already for this year, so I'm well chuffed.

Since the new term has started Charlotte has been complaining that her eyes hurt her, so I made an appointment to get her eyes tested.  It turns out that she is long sighted and needed a little pair of specs.  She chose which frames she wanted and seemed to embrace the new changes.

Doesn't she look sweet?

Be back soon.


  1. I love your little granny square and look forward to seeing your granny blanket grow. Charlotte looks very sweet, Paige had to start wearing them last year, she loves them, it's a fashion statement to her.xxx

  2. Beware Claire x
    The crochet becomes very addictive :D

  3. Well done you. Like Sheena says you will become 'hooked' (pun intended) - lol

    So agree about being shown what to do, so much easier to learn.

    Also James has started to wear glasses as well, he's not too keen on me taking photos with him wearing them yet, but I know I will soon.

  4. Aw,Charlotte looks very grown up.I am so tempted to try crochet...but I'm holding off at the moment!