September 11, 2014
Learning something new.
The past few days I have really gotten into trying to teach myself to crochet. I have started projects in the past when I was a young girl my Mom taught me a little. I promptly forgot everything she taught me. Then as an adult my Mother-in-law tried to teach me as well. Having two young daughters didn't allow me much time to pursue the hobby so it was put aside and I forgot all I had learned once again.
When our youngest transferred to the University of Texas in Austin I decided to try one more time. To say my "trials" have been laughable is an understatement. They are horrible and hysterical all at the same time. I am not giving up though and just a short time ago I finished a very wobbly looking hot pad! It has dropped stitches. It has uneven lines. It is more than slightly askew - but I finished it and for that I am proud of myself. I am going to work on making a few more hoping to get good enough to send a few to my daughter in Austin. I am sure she will get a good laugh or at least a good giggle out of them. That is OK. We all start somewhere.