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12 February 2009 @ 04:47 pm
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Hey! :D

I've only been crocheting for about a week and a half, but I love it! It's like I've found my zen.

I am a bit slow and tight, so I've only managed to make one thing so far: a pair of armwarmers (useless in Florida).


My webcam's really horrible sorry.


I used two different yarns: one with a random blue pattern on it, and one with a uniform pattern of greens and browns. :) I think it looks a bit like land on the ocean or something.
I learned all I know in the process of making these.
 
 
 
IrishLace.netirishlacenet on February 13th, 2009 12:26 am (UTC)
I may need to crawl under a rock and hide
Those are lovely. They would be completely respectable as a project for anyone at any level. For a week-and-a-half newbie? Excellent work.

And you've learned quite a bit, actually: how to do a foundation chain, how to crochet in the round, how to work with two colors, how to make a thumb hole, and how to make a pair of things and have them match pretty darned well.

You'll speed up and loosen up as you go along. Speed comes with practice. The thing that made me loosen up quite a bit was working with cotton thread. There's no give to it, so I had to make the stitches loose enough to work into them.

Lovely armwarmers. And I agree, the colors look a lot like land and sea.
roko_epsilon on February 13th, 2009 04:23 pm (UTC)
Re: I may need to crawl under a rock and hide
Yeah, the friend who's been teaching me says I'm a really good learner. I think it's because I'm a very visual person who works well with spatial tasks and that's exactly what needlework is (I've been learning knitting too). But whatever it is, I've been enjoying myself.

Yeah, I know I've been learning a lot. The most difficult thing was making them match up at all, since I didn't count my rounds at all I kept making the stripes slightly wrong sized on the second armwarmer.

I've been trying to loosen up, and I think I'm getting there while I'm learning the afghan stitch.

Thanks. :) I'm very proud of myself.