Friday, 3 January 2014

I'm a Hooker!!

For the longest time I have oohh'd and aahh'd over the wonderful crochet projects on Lucy's blog.  
I've Googled, You Tubed and borrowed books from the library in order to learn how to crochet, but always found it very confusing.

But then by chance I found out that a class for complete beginners was being held at a local craft shop.  Joanne, DD#2 had wanted to learn too so off we went to sign up!

Joanne picked it up almost right away, I struggled and only managed to come away with a small (very small) granny square.  Not to be defeated, I practised granny squares for the rest of the weekend until I was happy that they looked, if not perfect, then at least ok.  
My youngest daughter, Stevie put her hand up for a blanket, but I was daunted by the thought of sewing all those little squares together, (besides, I haven't done the class that shows how to sew them all together :-)  So, I just kept going...



And going


Until I almost ran out of yarn!
As you can see, It fit's atop my double bed perfectly :-)
More by luck than judgement and measuring though I must say!

So, now I'm a hooker, lol, and I'm so happy with my first hooky 
project, and my first finish of the year :-) and Stevie is happy with her new blanket.
  I'm missing working on it already!!  I guess some more yarn will be purchased very soon :-)

There have been lots of things happening while I've been away from blog land and I will think of them and try to include them in my posts as I go, but I just had to include a photo I took of this little fella today.   
While most of the UK went back to work this morning I had another day because I was looking after this amazing little dude

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Can you believe that he will be 15 months old this month!
His Momma went back to work part time in October and the days that she works I take off my job to look after him.  
It's working ok at the moment, sometimes I have him in the day time (that's when I have the day off), sometimes I have him after I finish work in the afternoon and sometimes we have him at the weekend, It's not every day so It works out fine and I just love having him :-)

Well, that's about all the news for now, I'm still trying to catch up on blogs and blog reading but I will get around to you all sooner or later.  Thank you for reading my ramblings tonight, you are all so kind to have stayed with me.

Until next time
xxx

13 comments:

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Congrats on learning to crochet! I'm still trying to teach myself but definitely need to take a class. Well done on the blanket! You're right, Oliver is an absolute doll!

Barb said...

The blanket is very pretty. I crocheted many years ago! That is one very adorable little boy!

Cath said...

Gorgeous blanket finish . Well done x

Krista said...

Congrats on your first finish of the year! You have inspired me to keep working on learning crochet. I have been knitting lately but crochet instructions have seemed to confusing. The blanket is so pretty! And your grandson so very cute!

Roberta said...

Love your crocheted coverlet it is beautiful. I made a smaller version of this. Your grandson is adorable.

butterfly said...

Love your blanket I have made many in the past, and love them , they are great for putting around your legs on cold winter nights or when a family member is unwell and wants to cuddle up and be warm.
Well done Maggie good to see you back.

Catherine said...

Congrats on your crochet finish!! What a handsome little fella!

Penny said...

Your blanket is so pretty! You did a lovely job! And your little grandson is just adorable. :)

Melanie said...

Happy hooking, you crazy hooker!
(I just love crochet - where you get to say the most scandalous things ever to someone. Heh.)

Chris said...

Woohoo! Congratulations on your first blanket! It looks wonderful.
I can't believe he is 15 months already!!
Happy New Year!

Julie said...

A fantastic finish, Stevie's blanket looks so warm and cosy, well done Maggie.

Aww your little soldier is such a cutie. It's wonderful being a grandparent isn't it. I remember you emailing me your secret news, can it be that long ago...WOW!
much love x

Cari-in-VA said...

Congratulations on your newest skill :-) I enjoy crocheting, but just don't have extra time to do it that often. He is just too precious!!

Shebafudge said...

What a gorgeous blanket! Love the colours on it. xx

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