April 18, 2011

A New Hobby

I am an avid collector of hobbies. It is actually an addiction and I can't stop. I recently became part of a wonderful group of crafting ladies online and it has been quite the inspiration. The beautiful items they create keep me in awe every single day. If I could choose any craft to just pick up and add into my life, it would be sewing, without a doubt. My Granny taught me at a very early age and I love it. However, I do not own a sewing machine and for now it is just not at the top of the budget.

So this left me researching other avenues to send my creativity into. I wanted something very hands on and not at all digital. I spend all day working on the computer (trust me I love it) but I want something to get me away for at least a few minutes a day. I have tossed around the possibility of exploring knitting or crocheting but always felt quite overwhelmed. After a trip to Hobby Lobby with my mom a few days ago, I decided on crocheting.

This little kit will be my guide, as well as many, many online tutorials. Yes, I know I wanted to get away from the computer, but it is nice to actually watch someone do this very tedious little craft.

I am currently just playing around with the stitches and teaching my hands how to hold the hook and yarn. I think it will take a bit of time before I am able to complete anything that I am truly happy with or that is worth showing off. But for now, it is something to occupy my time and allow me to express my creativity in a different way.

This is what I have so far. I honestly don't know what it is or what it will be, but I can already see improvement from my first row to the last.

1 comment:

  1. Ha, good luck! I am no good at crocheting, but I would love to learn more techniques!