Sunday, June 11, 2006

Guest Blogger: Essie from Australia


When I First Learned to Crochet:
My mom taught me to knit when I was about 4 years and I made lots of things for my dolls (they did not care about the dropped stitches, etc. LOL). Mom also tried to teach me to crochet. I did great with the starting chain, made lots of them in lovely colours and long and longer. LOL. But could not seem to be able to crochet any stitches. It was as if I got in my own way somehow.

About six months before we moved to Australia from Canada,a crochet class was advertised in the local Junior High School. So I phoned the lady and explained my problem and said that I would really love to learn to crochet.  She told me to come along the the first class and if she could not teach me to crochet, I would not have to pay the fee.

So I went along and showed her what I did (or more accurately tried to do).  She watched me then suggested that I hold the hook a different way.  My mom had always held the hook like a pencil, this lady suggested holding it like a knife. 
IT WORKED, I COULD CROCHET, IT WAS LIKE MAGIC.

That was in 1973 and I have been crocheting ever since.  In fact, I crocheted a top and a small blanket on the ship on the way to Australia.

love all the yarns and the stitches and the patterns and the beautiful things that can be made with crochet. It is a whole new wonderful world for me.

Crochet Hugs Essie from Australia


1 comment:

jeafran23 said...

i HOLD MY CROCHET HOOK LIKE A KNIFE TOO. vERY EASY FOR ME. i NEVER COUILD HOLD IT LIKE A PENCIL.     VERY INTERESTING ENTRY.
JEA, USA