Today was the day that I entered into the world of crocheting and what a day it was. Luckily I had my trusty big sister by my side to help me along the way. Susan has made beautiful granny square afghans. A granny square is the only thing I really want to learn to crochet. I dream of making afghans.
To prepare for today, I started reading my crochet book, learning how to make a chain and do a single crochet. I also found some internet instructions on making granny squares. Susan hasn't made one in about 20 years and wanted to refresh. I had warned Susan that I didn't anticipate being a quick study. Crocheting just seems awkward, I mean, where's the other needle? ;) I'm a knitter at heart! Well, I started off shaky but through the day my crocheting movements became somewhat more smooth. After a few mistakes along the way, some slack tension and lots and lots of questions, I think I am finally getting it! Yay!! I still have some practicing to do before my squares will be good enough for my afghan. Susan was a very patient teacher. She had lots of down time while waiting for me to catch up! hee hee Thank you Susan for all of your help. :)
In scrappy news, I am in a BG kind of mood and got into some of my old stash. So in the spirit of Valentine's Day, I created this LO of my friend's little girl.
I love paper hearts and wanted it to have a real homemade Valentine feel so I used staples and small circular elements made with a simple hole punch. Reminds me of elementary art class.
I used a sketch out of the Creative Scrappers "Creating with Sketches" eBook.
Lastly, here are my last photos for the February Photo Challenge!
February 5 ~ 10 am
February 6 ~ dinner (makes me glad I'm not a canine)
February 7 ~ button (there is never just one button for scrappers!)
Happy Scrapping!! Jen :)