Saturday, May 21, 2011

New hobby

So not much painting of late. Or collage or textile work. There just aren't enough hours in the day. Plus having to work really cuts into my 'me' time. :P It's finally starting to feel like we're getting close to Winter and so I have been doing a suitable activity.
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A workmate started teaching a friend and me about three weeks ago and we're unstoppable now. It is so easy, I recommend it to anyone that wants to learn. Being a lefthander, I did feel a bit challenged. Generally I'm pretty good at reversing instructions but this was pretty confusing to mirror. I found a few nifty vids on youtube giving left-handed demos of how to do different stitches. Helped a lot.
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So I have set myself the task of making a blanket. 10 squares by 10squares. That's 100 squares, kids. So far I've made about 15. There's just something about crocheted granny squares. It's so retro and nostalgic. It reminds me so beautifully of my childhood. You know those hazy, intangible memories that are more feeling than anything else? I spend half my life trying to recapture them.

2 comments:

MrS. :d (eLLeN) said...

Once you get good at crocheting, you might want to make you a bikini! Your doing a great job. Found your photos on Flickr search :'}

MrS. :d (eLLeN) said...

Like this! only bigger! http://www.flickr.com/photos/snaphappymarc/5738417016/in/photostream/