Tuesday, 28 June 2011

I’m on a roll now!

Following on from last night’s crochet lesson I decided to find a video tutorial for a flower and this is my result.


To say that i’m pleased with myself is a bit of an understatement. However this is nothing in comparison to this piece I just found of my Nan’s work. Mine is worked in DK yarn whereas hers is in fine crochet cotton.

SAM_0525I have 6 smaller coaster sized ones as well, this one measures at least 17 inches across.

SAM_0526It was made at least 40 years ago and must have taken her many hours to complete with all those tiny stitches. I remember though she used to make table mats with string so she was very versatile in her work. Funnily enough I don't remember seeing her use a pattern for anything, I suppose so many years experience gave the the confidence and knowledge to work it out for herself.

Sue xx

Monday, 27 June 2011

I did it!!!

I am so pleased with myself tonight.

After many, many attempts I think I have finally got the hang of crochet. My Nan tried to teach me many times when she was alive and I could never get to grips with it. She used to produce some beautiful things, some of which I still have.

I was given a website address a few weeks back and tried then but couldn’t quite get it right so thought i would have another go.

Suddenly something clicked and I knew what i’d done wrong. I’d always been able to do a simple chain and knew how to hold the yarn and hook but that certain something eluded me.

This is what I managed in only the time it took for my tea to go cold. lol


Now I know my tension is all over the place but what do you expect in my excitement, at least it looks like the picture online and I have the correct number of stitches.

Sue xx

Sunday, 26 June 2011

A few beads

A few beads and a lot of jump rings to make up this bracelet.

SAM_0518I started playing last night and just finished it this morning. I can see a few of the rings need closing a bit tighter but there are enough of them to hold it together.

I’ve done 2 double chains and fastened them together with double links then added more rings with 3 seed beads on each.SAM_0520

I've done it a bit shorter than I need it but added a few plain links on the end, it's surprising how low it drops onto my hand with the weight of all those rings.

Sue xx