Monday, September 7, 2009

crochet {adorned}

Yes, I have been known to turn my nose up at crocheting. (sorry, all of you crocheting friends of mine.) I am a knitter during the months of September to March, which I affectionatly refer to as knitting season. I can't bring myself to knit when it is sunny and hot out, yet there is something about knitting during the winter that ranks up there with drinking hot cocoa and smelling the fresh fall air. But this year is a little different. I have been feeling the pull of the crochet hook as an increasing number of projects call for cute edging that just isn't done so well with knitting.

A few months ago, I tried to master crochet in an attempt to add edging to the girls' pillowcases. My grandma threw her arms up in defeat as we tried to translate crocheting from right handed to left. I finally got desperate enough to watch a video online for us left handed freaks so I could crochet (cutely, of course) around baby socks. Then I ran into Crochet Adorned, which sealed the deal. (or the addiction) I have now mastered all of the little stitches and am busily working on a table runner for the table that will (someday) be free of the sewing machine. And instead of getting ready for school to start, I am crocheting. Just like any responsible homeschooling mom, right?


Annalia Romero said...

Oh, what a cute purple flower!

I wish to join you in your addiction....but I'm too busy sewing. :)

Jennifer said...

I absolutely love to crochet! I find that I crochet all year round! Now, I really want to learn to knit! The pictures you posted are beautiful! Is the one photo of your table runner? I love the color and the delicate pattern. Happy Crochet to you!

Linda Tunnell said...

Oh, Sarah their just beautiful! I just don't know if I haave the patience anymore! I'm still working oon your granny square quilt maybe I'll finish it this winter! Miracles never cease!

Jen said...

Okay we are having a crochetting lesson when you come to Vegas next! I am a lefty and no one can teach me!!!