I have finally retired from work and now have time to indulge my obsession with needles and yarn.
I learned to crochet when I was about 8 years old. I saw a lady crocheting something lacy in white cotton while waiting at the bus stop. Her fingers moved like lightning and I thought that it was magical, the lace seemed to appear from nowhere. I asked my grandmother to get me a book from the library to learn how to do it. I learned very quickly, and was hooked.
I know that most people start/learn by doing granny squares, but the book my grandmother got me was a “how-to” for crochet doilies. I was soon making doilies, Cheval sets and table mats for family members and their friends.
I spent quite a few years of my youth teaching myself the basics of Knitting, Sewing, Tatting, Bobbin Lace, Embroidery, Macramé, Rug making etc., almost everything you can do with needles and yarn, becoming obsessed with each discipline as I learned. But crochet remains my first love.
Over the years, I have amassed what seems to be a huge supply of machine knitting wool left over from my machine knitting phase, along with a slightly smaller supply of hand knitting yarn leftover from the countless sweaters knitted for my children when they were young. I intend to use up all this leftover yarn, trying techniques that I have not tried before and revisiting old techniques that I have loved and lost.
I will share the outcomes of my adventures/projects good or bad!