Nov 25, 2008

It's Really Going to be a Blanket - November 2008

Note To Reader: I've been keeping this one a little bit under wraps, but am finally confident that it's going to actually turn into what I want, so I am no longer worried about showing others.

So a few, (maybe 5) months ago I went to a crafting brunch at one of my BFF's house and was taught (please notice I didn't say I learned) to crochet. I literally started with a single line that looked a lot like this...And for what felt like months, probably because it was, this thing never grew. It felt like when ever I actually made the time to sit down and work on it, I ended up pulling out what I'd done because it looked like a GIGANTIC mess.

But after a few telephone tutorial s and an onsite demonstration on how to properly negotiate and stack the Double crochet, I actually think I got it. I mean for lack of a better word, I was zooming!!! See the picture below of my progress after only a few months. (STOP Laughing! Yes, I really did say months as a positive!) What do you think of my helper? =)
Everyone I showed it to told me that I was on the right track. Every one that is, except this really mean lady on a flight from Baton Rouge, LA that told me my technique was just okay for a beginner and my stitches were way too loose. She honestly said “well it’s good for a beginner, but let’s just say I wouldn’t give that one away.” Necessary… I think NOT!!!

Anyhow, I started crocheting everywhere; while watching TV, sometimes on my lunch break, and my number one favorite place… while waiting in airports and on airplanes!

My one problem is that my blanket is mysteriously growing in width… it’s actually supposed to grow in length… hmmmmm… not sure why my blanket doesn’t seam to know these rules, but from what I’ve been told a baby will never notice.
Anyway, so here’s my progress as of tonight. I’ll be starting on the 3rd skein before I go to bed. Yahoo!!! They Hubby keeps saying that it’s a really big blanket for a baby, but I think that by the time I’m done with it, it’ll be just right.

Till Next time,
Bon Voyage!

6 comments:

sara waynick said...

Ok, rude lady on the plane. It's ok to be honest, but dang... harsh...

I'm proud of your blankie- I think it will be just right for a sweet little baby, don't you worry.

:) sara

Stephanie Sabbe said...

Yah! Crafting Lili! Love it! AND I love your helper!!

Mano Rennt said...

LOL, I loved the story and how you're making this blanket :) BTW, at Holiday Ham today, THAT was a perfect example of "lost in translation" LOL.

Have a great Thanksgiving!!!

- Manuel

In Response to the Everyda Mundane... said...

I can't wait to come and learn this new-fangled crocheting!! WOOHOO!!!

I still can't believe how much Mou looks like a kitten in that pic.

Love you!

sanctifyingsarah said...

So what baby are you making it for?

Sarah :) said...

I'm so proud of you!!!