About a month ago when scouring the internet for any information I could find about crochet, I came across Sarah London's crochet club Hip to Hook. Once a month you pay your membership and Sarah sends you a package containing some wool, some useful crochet information and a pattern of the month.
It seemed mine had arrived.
Once I had the parcel in my hand I dashed to the closest cafe. I couldn't risk going home and having to share the contents.
Inside I found two balls of wool one cream and one lolly pink, neither of which are colours I usually work with or choose but I'm experimenting with a new craft and I have to be open minded.
The first pattern I found is for a bicolour octagon.
The instructions are easy to follow with the added extra of step by step photos on flickr.
I was thrilled to find that I could complete the octagon easily.
I really enjoyed crocheting this new shape but I'm not really sure what I would ever do with them because I think that if you joined several together you would be left with diamond shaped gaps between them.
I've had enough of these colours for now.
I think I might make both these shapes up later on with coloured wool that is more to my choosing.
Thanks Sarah, it's been such fun!