Is it because I'm a woman of a certain age that I think crochet is becoming fashionable ? This crocheted top is from New Look so it must be 'on trend', right?.
I've been meaning to give crochet another go as I haven't done any for about.... oooh 35 years and I've recently been stockpiling wool from chazza's in preparation.
Here is my first granny square, I had to get instructions from the web as I'd completely forgotten how to double crochet etc but it soon came back.
I don't think it's too shabby for a first effort do you? My intention is to make a blanket for the spare bed, only another 500 to go then!
Over at Dad's the other day, I went in search of Mum's old knitting bag. (which was originally my nan's) I think I might be using it as a handbag, it's so lovely and... vintage!
I found lots of wool (it's called yarn now!), needles, hooks and patterns, this one was amongst them.
It is american (my parents lived there in the 80's) so I think Mum must have bought it at a thrift store. Not sure that a hat like that was ever a good look but hey, I'm sure someone liked it.
Unfortunately, my prowess with a hook does not stretch this far yet, (WTF is tatting?) but hoping that practice will make perfect. Are there any hookers reading this blog I wonder, if so any crochet tips will be gratefully received.
Must go and put on some slap now before heading to the pub for lunch and afterward visiting my cousin in her new home at Uckfield. Enjoy your afternoon.