I wanted to put more thought and humor behind my finished objects but didn't know where to start. I was intimidated, there are so many awesome craft and crochet blogs including my friend Samie's blog over at Not Your Grams Afghan that I didn't want to copy their awesomeness. But being a good friend Samie pushed me to make a blog because I have a story to tell and here I am, thanks Sam!
|Sam and I in Rio de Janerio, May 2007|
In the spirit of my original idea, here is a story about my first project the humble green scarf.
My favorite color is Green so when trying to teach myself crochet I picked up a lovely Dusty Green from Vanna's Choice from Lion Brand Yarn and the Stitch and Bitch Crochet Book and went to town with trying to figure these loops things out.
I had some experience with crochet as Grandma Lily was an avid crocheter and made us all blankets and my mom knew a thing or two as well. So I made my foundation chain and putzed with a few different stitches but liked the height of he Triple Crochet and set to work.
I didn't realize it at first but I was only crocheting through the back loop and was getting a wavy scarf and had done too much to even think about ripping it out and starting over.
|Isn't it a pretty color!|
I admit I got bored and put the scarf away and I skipped to another project of making St. Patrick's day scarves and a large granny square blanket (Posts to come of course :-) ).
|An in progress picture|
Then I found Ravelry back in February 2011 and wanted to have pretty finished objects to post. So I dug the green scarf out of the basket and set to work while I watched hockey (Let's Go Pens!) and finally got the scarf finished.
|I love Green! Green Couch, Green Coat, Green Scarf!|
I am really proud of this thing. It's not really pretty and it's crooked but it's done and I made it. Such a sense of accomplishment. Anyway, after looking at it and posing with it I realized it was too wide and I stitched the sides together and voila! the First Finished Object! You can check out the Ravelry post here.
Details also found here:
Hook - J/6.0 mm
Yarn - Vanna's Choice Dusty Green
Duration - Unknown because I worked on it intermitently
Stitch - Triple Crochet in the back loop