I am setting myself up for a successful and productive year. Once a month I will post my Yarn update. I have a few projects on the go. Crochet, knitting and need to tackle more yarn work on a regular basis to complete items. Crochet being one of the many crafts I enjoy. It had been several years since I spent serious hooking time. After a pre-Christmas lunch with my cousins, one asked me a crochet question which I could not answer. The recommendation/suggestion she/we attend a local crochet course – 4 x 2 hour sessions over 4 weeks. We both attended the small group of 3 students and 1 instructions.
My main goal was to learn to correctly read a chart/pattern. Expanding out of my comfort zone – the humble granny square into something a little fancier. My MIL and I stumbled across a gorgeous scalloped scarf pattern years ago, and I even purchased the NORO to make it. After several unsuccessful attempts with another yarn. I gave up. Stored the pattern and NORO away and swiftly forgot about it. Until that fateful day at lunch.
On the first evening, I learnt to read and understand the pattern, whilst practicing on another yarn. Then after a few more hours practicing at home. I still did not have the courage to start on the NORO, I waited until the next lesson and under the guidance and support of my instructor this is my progress thus far, and I am very pleased.
Then stitch by stitch it is coming together. especially a converted effort the day a few friends and I went to a Craft Cafe on the outskirts of Melbourne. The perfect little shop smothered with year, kitsch retro furniture and “the best scones”.
My nautilus shell scarf has grown even further and almost half way. Photo is not the best angle, perhaps I also need to add “work on my photographic skills” on the “to do list”
I will see you in a month – take care and I hope you too have had a productive month.