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Wednesday, August 16, 2006
 
Crochet isn't as stupid as it once seemed!






The enormous list of projects I wish I had time to make grows longer. A recent visit to my local library rekindled a desire to learn to crochet. Also, my granny recently gave me about 200 crochet hooks in all sorts of ridiculous sizes.

I used to think crochet was fussy and dowdy. Granny squares still do nothing for me, but how about that Erika Knight?! Boy has she turned me around. Not only am I toying with the idea of someday crocheting a pretty table runner, and making several storage boxes (pictured above) out of string, but I have consuming, can't-think-about-anything-else plans to crochet a new bathroom rug out of an old, red bedsheet.

I LOVE the idea of making old things into brand-new, prettier things.
Also, These pretty rugs are crocheted from Blue Sky alpaca (but alpaca is way too expensive to sit adjacent to my toilet). Still, they're nice.

This project seems feasible since my bathroom is so small and small room = small rug. Being such a small room, it has never been given the same love as the other rooms.

I might also need to make some little turkish shoes.
 
Comments:
I find I like the idea of crocheting a lot more then I actually like crocheting.
 
yes. I know what you mean! The process is a bit fussy and awkward for me. Maybe that's just because I'm not any good at it yet and it doesn't have the rhythm that knitting has.
I love the thick fabric it produces.
By the way, I was sad to miss S&B. Wednesday was the big boy's first day at school and time just ran out...
hope to see you soon.
-m
 
Crochet is actually my first love, I want to make those slippers.
 
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