I had started drafting this post more than a month ago and it has remained unposted due to difficulties uploading the graphics. Well, I’m determined to do this today.
I learned how to crochet in fifth grade with the nuns. Even back then, I already loved crafts and was drawn to the lure of wanting to create. I have written about how I had once upon a time taught myself how to knit, using the how-to in our encyclopedia — way before the advent of the Internet.
While I can only knit and purl the regular way, I have been fortunate to be able to “read” crochet patterns and actual word instructions.
A former high school friend of mine whose Pinterest board I follow had started pinning crochet patterns and pieces which spurred a new interest. I found myself hooked! (Pardon the pun!). I stumbled into other like boards, and I was immediately curious about free form crochet. It was, literally, an abstract creation of shapes, patterns and textures. You just went and pulled together a patchwork of color, stitches and different yarns.
I went to YouTube and found various instructional videos and I was learning again! One of the things I like about crafting is that it is a continuing journey of learning. There are always new techniques to learn no matter how good you have become at a certain pursuit. There were new stitches and techniques to begin the whole piece and bits and pieces to improve on tightening a look, or producing a certain shape and form.
I knew what I wanted to create and what colors I needed, so I hied off to grab some yarn.
Sine I started on this project, I have had a couple of trips to different stores, just eyeballing the various offerings and deciding right there and then when a color appealed to me. I am still in search of the elusive right shade of fuschia pink, but I am not giving up.
In the meantime, I’ve created and experimented with bits and pieces, until I can get comfortable enough to piece them together. Still trying..