Wednesday, 29 December 2010
Slow Down Attempt Number.. ok, I've lost Count!
This time around I've made all our christmas gifts, planted a vegetable garden, recovered my one couch, managed to get another one fixed and now I'm crocheting.
Now, I wish I could tell you that I was an expert at crochet. The truth is all I really know how to do is granny squares.
My mother tried to teach me to knit once. I must have been about 6 at the time and as I recall I found the entire thing hilarious and she found it frustrating.
She gave up and I never learned to knit.
But granny squares I know!
When I was pregnant with The Frog, I had a full time job and didn't feel such strong urges to 'get things done' but The Man's mom was in a stage of her life where she needed her hands busy and her mind free, so I taught her to crochet granny squares.
In other words I delegated the nesting instinct.
Evil commanding wench, I am!
Anyway, back to the current crochet attempt.
My gorgeous 'new' couch has wooden armrests that weren't sealed all that well, so you REALLY have to use a coaster.
Unfortunately I don't own coasters.
So this morning inspiration hit like a lightning bolt and I began to crochet.
The problem is, while nesting hormones provide the drive, they certainly don't provide the know-how.
I suppose it would serve it's purpose, but it doesn't look very pretty does it?
Also, I'm not sure wool would make the best coasters, do you get cotton for crocheting?
I'm also sure that this would look much better if I used a smaller metal crochet hook rather than the monster 8mm plastic hook that I have...
I'll get there one day I suppose!