Monday, August 27, 2012

Something New

OK, so I've decided that I need to learn to crochet.  And knit.  And maybe tatting too.  There are so many cute things that you can make if you know how to do these things and I am so pumped to try!  It kinda started last year when one of my best friends said that her daughter learned how to knit via YouTube.  For reals, is there anything you can't learn to do on YouTube?  Same friend told me the other day that she learned how to repair her washer from YouTube.  And hey, it worked!

So, what kicked started this idea into motion was this book.


Remember when I talked about cleaning out my Aunt Naomia's house to help her move a while back?  Well, this book was in her house and it's one of the things I was able to have at the end of that week.  It tells you how to do virtually EVERYTHING in needlecraft.  No joke.  But, I'm also a visual kinda gal, so while I looked at what was in this book, I also started to look at some videos on YouTube.  You know, the initial inspiration.

Here's what I've made so far.  The coaster was my first and it way too tight, but the dishcloth is a bit better, albeit a little uneven.


I actually bought a whole bunch of yarn the other day to start some more projects soon!  And I really think that Pinterest either helps or hurts (depending on your point of view) when it comes to this obsession.  I mean, look at all the cute things you could make!

Source: via Crystal on Pinterest

Source: via Crystal on Pinterest

Source: via Crystal on Pinterest

Seriously cute.  We'll see what I can come up with and you know I'll share pics as I finish different attempts at crocheting...and knitting eventually.  So far, I'm only tackling one at a time...crochet. 

Oh yea, and I mentioned tatting up above.  That would be the last of the three I'd try.  It's the technique doilies are typically made out of, but there's some seriously cute stuff out there for it too.  I mean bookmarks...hello!

Source: via Pauline on Pinterest

We'll see how accomplished I become at any of this...  Do you know how to perform any needlework like this?  Or want to learn too?

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