Today at work, a little thought popped into my head as these things always do for me. It’s not that my job doesn’t require thought, it’s just that I am so used to the things I have to do that I don’t always have to think through each step.
I thought, “I think I would like to learn how to crochet.” I have always heard how easy and inexpensive of a hobby it is, but never really looked into it. I always assumed that because I tried it a long time ago, perhaps in middle school, and I was terrible at it, that I would still be terrible at it. With the advent of Youtube and free internet patterns, the idea didn’t seem so unheard of for me anymore.
Today after work, I stopped over to Joann’s and bought an I9 crochet hook and yarn, which is what you see above. With the help of a Youtube video, I learned how to make the initial chain and then the proceeding single crochet loops. At first, it was difficult and the edges of my first few rows were not exactly in line. By the time I got to the third or forth row, I started to feel like an old pro at it.
For me, this kind of success rarely comes with hobbies, or at least that’s what I imagine. I try something, am terrible at it, and then never try it again. My interest in things waxes and wanes so quickly and rarely comes back again. I’m going to give crocheting a try, though. I thought that if I could get into crocheting that it would be something to get into for this coming winter. I mean, how cozy would it be to just sit in front of my blu-ray fireplace and crochet while it’s snowing outside 😉 Yes, it’s ok to laugh at that…
I’m actually finding it to be really fun and as I’m writing this, I’m thinking about picking it up ASAP and starting on it again.
Wish me luck! 🙂
Thanks for reading.