As I mentioned previously in my Luxembourg post, I've been crocheting. Finally!! I was so happy to just get down to it and make something with a hook and some yarn. And I was so so surprised by how easy it was. And fun! And rewarding! I saw my little projects reveal themselves so quickly.
I started off with something that's been stored in my Evernote account for the past EVER, filed under "Crafts", of course. I Stumbled Upon this tutorial by Bella Dia and I thought it would be a sweet pattern to start my crochet adventures with. I made two hearts - one while watching The Aristocats and one on the train to Lux. It was that quick!
Then I thought, "OK, well, if I can single crochet and increase and decrease, maybe I can learn double crochet and make a circle?" And that's just what I did! Although the circle isn't really a circle... It was the end of the yarn and I was just practising, so once the yarn was finished, I just stopped crocheting.
I made the circle and learned the basics of crochet using The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller, which I'm sure a lot of you have heard of. It's an incredible book that takes you step by step through every crochet stitch. I also have the Knitter's Handbook... But I'm fighting with knitting at the minutes, so I'd rather not talk about it.
Hopefully, a few more finished and lovely crochet projects will be popping up here from time to time. I have my eyes on a few flowers, but they may have to wait while I do other stuff.
Hope you're all having a lovely week!