Tonight I did something I haven't done for a very long time...I crocheted!
The bookmark to the right was my little project for tonight. This pattern was my very first crochet project! I had learned how to crochet, but I didn't know how to follow a pattern. I was 17, and I wanted to learn so badly! At the time my mom subscribed to Country Women, and this pattern came in the spring issue. I really liked it, and the next time I went to Wal-mart, I got thread and a hook, and determined to teach myself.
My first try resulted in an eight-inch high bookmark! I was convinced it was the right size, but my mom encouraged me to try it again. The next time around, I got it closer to the correct size.
Since then, I have crocheted many different things. But I've been neglecting my poor crochet hooks lately, ever since I took up knitting. The only thing I've used my crochet hooks for as of late has been to pick up dropped stitches while I'm knitting!
I'm glad that the hooks and needles aren't animate objects, as portrayed in Mary Frances Knitting and Crochet Book! This delightful book has recently been reprinted. A while back I checked it out of the library and browsed through it. Knit and Knack, the knitting needles, and Crow Shay, the crochet hook, teach Mary Frances how to knit. It's a cute book, and I'm sure many a girl in time past learned to knit using this book.
If I really had a Crow Shay in my house, she would have been feeling quite neglected these last few months! *Grin*
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