Wednesday, February 19
Learning new things
For years Crochet has been on the top of my 'crafts to learn' list. I basically taught myself how to embroider and sew and quilt (and still learning!) so I was fairly optimistic (overly confident?) when I decided to try and learn myself crochet (right-handed by the way, even though I'm left handed).
So I bought the Mollie Makes Crochet book (the Dutch version), yarn and a crochet hook and while I was recovering from the flu last month I tried to make my first stitches. After (literally) fifty attempts at making an even looking 'basic' chainstitch in the first week I became a little disheartened. I'm not giving up though, it took me a long, long time to master the French Knot for example when I started Embroidery but I got there in the end with the help of online video! I love doing French Knots now. :)
Sometimes it's just one tutorial or one video that 'clicks' with you (where many others don't) and suddenly things start to make sense. This is one of the main reasons I post tutorials and how to's on my blog: I learned a lot from online tutorials myself and we are all beginners at some point and have to start somewhere!