Friday, June 24, 2011

Water and Stones

June is whizzing by, which is great as I'm a bit over it all, over all the rain we've been having. Over the section having new water features which don't look good during open homes, over having open homes! We are now the proud owners of two houses, which is not ideal, but we WILL survive!

Enough of the moaning. Some great news ..... I've finally learnt how to crochet! It's something I've wanted to learn for ages, I even brought Debbie Stoller's The Happy Hooker book, but that just confused me more. So last Thursday instead of being in the cold hall with the art group, I escaped with my best buddy to the cafe and she taught me how to hook! At first I almost gave up, I wanted to hold the wool in my right hand like when knitting, and I kept doing everything wrong. But she was patient and finally it seemed to make more sense, she did say she was throwing me in the deep end learning to do a granny/peggy square first.

One of my aims for crocheting is to crochet stones! Even since finding a tutorial on The Purl Bee I've wanted to do it. And now I can, I made these two blue beauties all by myself. I did look at the tutorial a bit, but as I'm such a novice most of it made no sense so made it up myself. I'm so chuffed, and now I can't stop crocheting stones.


  1. Hi Sally..I love crocheted stones too..yours are beautiful!

  2. This will have to go on my "to try" list. They are beautiful.

  3. I have always wanted to crochet, but struggled with books - I think find someone to show you is the key. Hope you will come on over and join my latest giveaway.

    Pomona x