This is my latest tattoo. A present from my husband for my birthday. The idea came from some yarn I was dyeing for work. This was a color that didn't make the final cut so it went on my arm instead :)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

A re-visited hobby!

Well, I haven't crocheted since I was a kid. Didn't like doing it then, thought I still didn't which was why I taught myself to knit. Then along comes a pattern in a crochet magazine and POW! I gotta have it. Now, this is not a complicated pattern or lacy or anything spectacular but I saw it and knew I needed to have it. Only one problem. I. Don't. Crochet! Well darn!! Doesn't that put a ringer in things.

So along come two friends of mine who tell me I absolutely can crochet and that is the only way I'm going to get this particular pattern.....okay, so break out the hooks and some yarn and get to practicing.

Guess what?!?! I still remember how to do this and it doesn't look like crap!! WOW! How cool is that??? So, go get the magazine and get started :)

I am proud to say that I am now 3/4 of the way finished with my crochet project. Which project you ask? The Woodland Shawl from Interweave Crochet Fall 2008.

I really think it was the colors that captured me in the photo, not so much the complexity. It's totally done in hdc, the whole thing. So it's good for practice and I am using the exact color as in the original pattern so bottom line....I love it!!! I can't wait to finish it and wear it, even though it's summer.