Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I heart crochet!

There is so much I love about crochet!

I love how portable it is. I love how I never feel like I am wasting time at school assembly, in the doctor's waiting room or on long car journeys. I love how my hands are always busy. I love how sometimes it challenges me. I love how mostly it relaxes me. I love how you can make some really ace stuff. I love how there are a gazillion free patterns on the Internet some really old and traditional and some really new and trendy.

I love the wools, the colours, the cottons and the hooks.

I love that there is only ever one loop to find if your project unravels. I love how it is a conversation starter. I love that it is as addictive as samurai sudoku and online scrabble, but at the end you have something to show for your efforts. I love how it can transform a simple item of clothing into a piece.

I could go on and on...

But I think my favourite thing about this crochet this morning, is sitting with the little ball of wool on my lap and watching Pepper giggle as it bounced and danced as it unwound with each of my stitches. LOVE!!

21 comments:

  1. Mmm I heart those wool photos. Yummy!

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  2. What an amazing morning this must have been. I only have a very rudimentary knowledge of crochet and knitting but your post intrigues me. Will I love it too?

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  3. Your crochet project this morning looks lovely. How cute that you get to crochet whilst listening to your baby giggle away! Your little smock is very cute too from the last post!

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  4. Lovely colours.
    Idea, can you make crochet hearts???

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  5. Sounds like a lovely morning:) I am yet to get the hang of crochet - one day (I a however known as the knitting queen among friends - scared to think of what the will call me if I lear crochet as well:)

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  6. Guess what I bought yesterday?

    My first crochet hook.

    Like you, have decided that life is too short to sit through netball training, netball, dancing. Crikey, by the end of the year, I could have a rug to show for all that sitting.

    Pretty colours too. X

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  7. SNAP!!! I'm just finishing off my second radiant sunbeam for a cushion!!! :D

    I HEART crochet too!!!

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  8. Oh me too! I wish I had a little more time at the moment to indulge in it's pleasures!

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  9. I heart crochet too. I am making a shawl at the moment and Cohen is always trying to unravel the shawl or the ball of yarn! What are you making? :)

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  10. Gorgeous photos! I heart crochet too, very much! There is just something lovely about watching a little project grow to a beautiful rainbow.
    Sophie x

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  11. I never thought of it that way. Still have to learn how to though! Wish i'd tapped into my granny's creative brain, then i'd know it all! You're last photo really makes me want to crochet, it's beautiful.

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  12. Hear, hear!!!!! I agree totally
    Love the new potholder, that pattern has been grabbing my attention lately too

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  13. I'm totally with you on hearting crochet! And I love your pretty photos of such gorgeous yarns.
    xo

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  14. I could not agree more.....took the words right out of my mouth. LOVE IT! I have ask myself sometimes if it is appropriate to crochet or would I seem rude, it's so hard not to feel like you are wasting good creative time when you sit down and have to wait for someone :-)

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  15. I don't crochet so i'll just envy yours!! Love Posie

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  16. See I start to see these photos as we head into the colder months and think I must learn to crochet, so doesn't work for me, wool and hooks and I do not get along

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  17. You said it all perfectly about why it so easy to love crochet.

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  18. I need to learn this skill... On my list this year for must dos. It so pretty & funky! Any tips on a good starting point as I head on a lifelong crochet journey??

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