I admit it. I have waaaay too many hobbies and interests!
This week I started something I've been wanting to do for along time.
I am pretty much a beginner although I have been crocheting since I was about 13. Any aunt tried to teach me but since I am left handed it was too hand. I pretty much taught myself. But never got much further than very simple blocks.
Nothing like this block. But I finished it and I am proud of myself
There are some mistakes.
But this was basically a test block. I wasn't sure I could get all the way through it and have a decent looking piece.
The sun is gorgeous this morning shinning through the window
but messes up the pics!
The beginning was easy. I managed it with no difficulty but the
pattern gets harder with each round! At least for me.
At this point I wasn't entirely sure my block would turn out
square. I have never made a bock anything like this before.
This is actually the second block. The first one I stopped at
this point because I didn't like the yarn choices.
Gosh look how wonky it is now. I actually don't remember if I ripped out this row or not.
On the second try I was much more pleased with the yarn choices. I still used the same ones but changed the order and it looked alot
It is actually a square! I was thrilled and energized. I was also
crossing my fingers that I would have enough yarn to finish.
These were scraps I had in my yarn basket!
Almost done! I was so proud of myself! I realized when I started
that crocheting was helping the dexterity in my fingers. I have
arthritis and I have gotten to the point the tiny buttons are hard to
close for me. Sometimes I can't pick up little tiny things.
It's odd typing isn't difficult. Writing has always been a challenge for me.
I especially liked the last row. It has these little bumps it kind of makes it look like filigree to me. It's pretty. And finished!
I wasn't sure that I could manage this block. But I endured!
I am super excited to make it again with all new yarn. I am hoping to stop at Hobby Lobby this afternoon and pick out something pretty!
And now I have something fun and pretty in my craft basket that
I can share on my Happy Homemaker posts!