A few weeks ago, whilst I was having my little blog break, I was asked by lovely Heather of the gorgeous blog Pink Milk, if I would like to take part in a blog hop. The reason for the blog hop was to celebrate the publication of a new book by Sarah Shrimpton of the very inspiring Annaboo's House.
The book is called Beginner's Guide to Crochet - 20 Crochet Projects for Beginners. It's a truly lovely book with wonderful projects and I really like the friendly, chat style which it's written in. I have my eye on a few projects already....the little hearts, super scarf and Bertie & Betty Bear.
As part of the blog hop, all the bloggers taking part (and you can see the other lovely participating blogs here ) were asked to write a post about our beginner crochet experiences and to share either a crochet 'win' or a crochet 'fail'.
I learned to crochet around 2 and a half years ago. I'd been desperate to learn for ages after seeing beautiful, colourful blankets on lovely blogs like Attic24 and Cherry Heart....I really, really wanted to make my own blanket! I could knit already but I'm quite a slow knitter and I knew a knitted blanket would take me an age. I didn't know anyone who could crochet, so my good friend and I got together one afternoon whilst our children were at school and set about learning from various You Tube videos. For the next week I sat every night when Miss M was in bed and practised, referring back to the videos again and again. I think I drove G a little crazy! There were lots of wonky granny squares and lopsided practise squares but finally it seemed to click. One of the first big projects I made, was
of course a blanket, and I still love it...
I loved making this blanket....I was so proud of it and I still am actually! This blanket is really well
used in our house....it's cosy and snuggly and I love the soft colours. I think that if you've made something and over 2 years later, you still love it, then that's a definite crochet win!
Nowadays, I always have a blanket on the go...
Actually, I always have more than one on the go...it's more like several usually, although I only have 2 in progress at the moment! So that's my little crochet story! Crochet is my absolute favourite hobby, it's so relaxing and it takes my mind off things if I've had a stressful week at work. The only thing about it is...it's highly addictive! But then another bonus is that you can make so many beautiful things with crochet...can you tell that I just love it?!
I would love if you shared your own crochet 'win' with me...