I’ve Got A New Hobby!10 May 2009
Many years ago, I used to crochet. Far more crochet than knitting at one point. My particular speciality in my teens was mini-dresses (AND I have a photo of me wearing one but at the moment have no way to scan it).
For some reason, crocheting has been forsaken – but then I went to the Easter Show in Sydney. Wonderful crocheting – if you’re a Victorian lady (Victorian as in the British era, NOT the Australian State). But where were the modern clothes?
The categories for crocheting in the Easter Show are pretty limiting – the only place where for instance a woman’s cardigan could be submitted is in the Original Design section.
So I’m trying to re-acquire the skill. Started a few days ago with a very simple baby jacket (for the Winterwarm Project in Afghanistan (where I presume there will be no complaints if it’s not absolutely perfect). Then I’ll move onto something for me. Then I’ll try my hand at an original design. I think that’s the way I’ll have to go with crocheting anyway as there are very few modern patterns out there, as far as I can see. If any of you can point me in the direction of some great ones, I’d really appreciate it (though I realise that massive translations will probably have to take place if they’re American where single crochet = UK/Aus double crochet etc etc. Quite confusing!)
If I can pluck up the courage, I’ll post the results. If my crochet mojo really hasn’t come back, I’ll stick to my knitting.