With Christmas on the way, it has been a prolific yarncrafting month, for sure. I have finished a few projects recently, of which I can provide some sneak peaks, but first off, let me showcase the work of my wonderful friend, Jenny who became a student of crochet this very weekend. (Yay, Jenny!)
|Here is Jenny's work, as of last night. (The cat sure loved it! Yes, that's her husband sharpening his crochet skills in the background.)|
|And here is Jenny's work before she left today. What a fast learner!|
Someone once told me that your first crocheted object should be something you give away and I like the idea of starting small, with something that doesn't require a lot of materials or a complicated set of skills. I opted to use the First Fall crochet hat from Lion Brand as a general guideline. This is a simple pattern that's easy to adapt for different sized heads and only involves crocheting a rectangle.
Jenny was an excellent first student, but we faced two dilemmas:
1. We have a long-distance friendship and only get to see each other on a few weekends per year.
2. I'm a leftie. I crochet everything backwards!
Both problems were solved with the help of YouTube. We found some great little two-minute video clips to watch, and Jenny can refer back to these when she needs a refresher.
I am so pleased to have helped someone else to start a hobby I love. (And who knows? Maybe I'll have her blogging about it soon, too. ;)