And I also vowed to learn crochet. And I've made a start.
Hahaha. Yeah, this is NOT my work. My lovely, lovely friend Bee made this for me for Christmas. Isn't it beautiful?! I just love these colours. She does give me some comfort though, because she taught herself to crochet, with some help from Youtube. And she started after her birthday in February - so in less than a year she was making things this amazing. I feel so honoured to have this to snuggle on the sofa with. So huge Thanks to Bee, for an incredible gift, and inspiration.
I figured out chain stitch, but I was a bit lost after that, I kept trying to double crochet, but it just looked like a knotted mess. But I was lucky enough to find a "craft jam" held by the Exeter Craft Hub - a beginners' crochet night at The City Gate pub. I can now just-about-almost double AND triple crochet. And I decided I would make myself a scarf. In really chunky wool, with a giant hook - an instant gratification project - a big rectangle in one stitch - triple crochet.
Here it is - so far. I've made a start, and although it would take a seasoned crocheter an hour to finish and will take me a week or two, and be lumpy and bumpy and full of faults I am proud of it already.