Sunday, March 23, 2014
What a lovely trip down memory lane this project was for me. How I loved making adorable outfits for my children when they were small. When I looked through my new crochet book this little dress was so adorable I couldn't resist it. It was a challenge for someone who hasn't crocheted much since the early eighties. I started one dress and and worked on it for what must have been over a week. I managed to get it down to where it flares out and there it got difficult. Many rows were tried and many ripped out. Finally I got the bright idea to start the other dress since the tops was just plain double crochet in a circle and I could do that now. In one evening the second dress was even with the first. After that as soon as I figured out a new pattern row, I could do it on both dresses. I was ecstatic when I finished the last row on the bottom. I know someone with twin girls. I hope the dresses will fit! I used different color flowers so mother can tell them apart. (the dresses not the girls) At this point I don't know which dress is which and they are not perfect, but they are finished and they are adorable! I am thinking about another crochet project, but right now I'm happy knitting another pair of socks.
Sunday, March 16, 2014
I had a "crochet period" in the early eighties and sad to say I have forgotten most of what I learned then. One of my very close friends was going to teach a class on crocheted snowflakes. Since I didn't remember a single crochet from a double, I picked up a library book that had illustrations of the basic stitches. I honestly didn't want to be the slowest person in the class. That part of the plan worked perfectly. I made my snowflakes and had fun doing it.
I planned to just return the book, but I spent some time looking through it and I was captivated by a pattern for a little girl's summer dress. I started it and although it is a challenge , I am having a wonderful time working on it. I know someone who has twin girls so I'll be making two. Of course I had to buy the book, Crochet One-Skein Wonders. I don't know how long this crochet infatuation will last this time, but for me knitting always wins out in the end!