Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Crochet - Maiden Voyage

Mr. Biddles and I have been hard at work. Here it is, my "first-born" crocheted creation. I have been interested in learning how to crochet for quite some time now. There has been a flurry of recent activity on fellow blog sites on this particular craft, and that got our tails moving on it.

"Right" Side:

"Wrong" Side:

(not sure which side I like better.)

I've been accustomed to knitting so what I find the most vexing in crochet is the placement of yarn on the left hand. I am going to be working out the kinks for quite some time, trying to get just the right amount of tension. Other than that, I am predicting that - overall- crochet might indeed be 'easier' than knitting. I certainly found that to be so when weaving in ends, and being able to finish without binding off, which is very nice indeed. Ah- -and the dreaded 'dropped stitch' is not such a worry in crochet.

Action Shots:

The video clips to learn how to crochet have been invaluable to me. I have several "how-to crochet" books and they were all much harder to understand than to see a video clip of the action. There are great lessons at Crafty Daisies, and a search on YouTube brought up quite a selection as well.


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