Sunday, July 8, 2007

Crocheting again

I got the crochet bug again! When I started this blog I was in the mood for crocheting (hence the "Hooks" in the name of my blog). I learned to crochet about 10 years ago and crocheted A LOT for about 5-7 years. I crocheted a few afghans for Lindsey (first of 2 beautiful, wonderful, sweet, little girls adopted from China) while we were waiting for her. Once she came home I finished an afghan I had started for myself, but then haven't done a whole lot of crocheting since (hmmm, 2 little girls, age 4 and 1, plus a husband and a teenager, plus my love of reading - wonder why my crochet time has been so minimal????? LOL). I did crochet an afghan for Allison while waiting for her to come home.

Anyway the other day I was straightening up the living room and saw the afghan I made for myself on the back of the couch....

...and I decided, I want to get into crocheting again! We recently put up a swingset for the girls and I can crochet in between pushing them on their swings (as well as other times of course). I made this dishcloth* while doing just that...

...and also this....

It's a toilet paper cover, a little old fashioned but I like it!

So the last few days I've been going through my zillion patterns and picking out some more things I want to make. I hope I have more pics of finished items to post in the coming weeks.

Anyone else into books AND hooks? :-)

*I really don't even like using crocheted dishcloths. LOL They fade really quickly and I prefer to use a regular cloth. But they're easy and quick to make.


Sarah said...

I love that black afghan. We had one like that in my home growing up that my grandmother had made. Nice memories!

Much Ado said...

Wow, what talent you have! Just checking in with you....I am constantly amazed at how many books you read!!! Just checked out your other blog - the girls are just precious - love the new haircut! Isn't it amazing how quick they grow up! Wow.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I love books and hooks. I have been crocheting for over fifty years. Of course about twenty of those years were before I was born. lol
I wanted to tell you that I inherited a HUGE bag or crochet thread of my mother's and grandmother's. Mostly scraps but I used two strands to make dishcloths. I use a half double crochet stitch in back loops throughout. It didn't matter what color because they were for me. When one color stopped I just tied on another. They were wonderful. I don't particularly like the ones made from cotton yard.