Saturday, 1 June 2013

Knots!

I have to say a huge "thank you" to all the people who have kindly commented on my crochet aims for the month - your input is most welcome.

I have sat here at the computer for the last hour and all I feel I have achieved is a bundle of knots.  And a serious dose of frustration!  This is not easy...

I was doing OK until the Youtube lady told me to put the hook through both layers to do the double crochet on the second row and then I lost the plot as I don't have two layers!!  Something has gone wrong there, then!

Thank you for the recommendations and the ideas - I will have a look at the blogs you mention - Attic24 is one I already knew about and Lucy's fabulous designs are in part responsible for me not wanting to put learning this skill off any longer.  I will also have a look for the book Ang recommends in the library.  I saw a couple of books in WHSmith yesterday that looked quite delicious but given what I had posted the other day about aspirational clutter, I thought that they were best left in there on the shelf.  I may go back for the titles though, so that I can look in the library for them, as they were rather nice.

I shall be able to do something by the end of the month. I Shall.  I am determined!

4 comments:

Frantic's Antics said...

Seriously I cursed my way through the first few days of crochet- then it got easier. Keep the tension loose on your first chain- use cotton and not knitting yarn and you will be hooking with the best of them ;) I also recommend a cheap set of multi-coloured hooks from Amazon xx

Morgan said...

Thanks - I have been having a go with some cotton yarn that the EFG got from a copy of Mollie Makes which she gets now and again. I wondered whether that would be easier, but then thought I might have a go with wool - I'll go back to the cotton, then - thanks :)

rabbitquilter said...

Oh dear!! I did smile at the thought of your bundle of knots!! What about Macramé then?!! You may find it easier to look at instructions in a book as everyone holds the hook and yarn differently, you just have to find a way comfortable for you, and away you go!!

Jo said...

When the youtube lady talks about both layers, she probably means boths sides of the loops of the stitch tou are working into. I do find it very hard to follow American patterns and videos as their terminology is different. Keep going and you will get there : )