A Very Proud Teacher

I have taught my very first person to crochet! How exciting. I am checking in today to share her progress! 

My colleague and friend Niculina has been wanting to learn from me for a while but we never got around to it. What with me leaving for a new job in a few months she became more persistent and this week whilst we have been working nights together we have finally gotten around to it! 

First I taught her double.

Then single.

Then triple. 

Then I challenged her to half doubles, stars and bobbles and she didnt dissapoint!

I mean WOW. There are a dew tension  issues here and there but she is signifficantly better than I was at my first attempt – not once did she drop a stitch and she only had to be shown once or twice then she had it! 

We purchased some yarn together online so when that arrives we will have a crack at her first ever project – the 1hr Crochet Beanie by Make and Do Crew. Then once we have made that it will be time to try crochet in the round. I cant wait! 

Some More Resolutions!

This last week has been really annoying. I cant really crochet as many of you will know because I am trying to heal my wrists and hands after finding out I am in the early stages of developing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. 

I have spent a lot of time thinking about crafting and what I will do once my hands get better. And in the process, I appear to have come up with 2 more resolutions for this year.

The first is to completely get through all of my cheap acrylic yarns. I have a lot of cheap acrylic yarn lying about taking up space with no purpose. So I have decided that by the end of this year, I would like to have gotten through my stash so that I can have an acrylic free yarn collection. I think I will make small blankets and little toys with them then deliver them to Battersea Dog and Cat Home to keep their puppies and kittens warm and entertained! 

The other resolution is to learn a few more stitches. In the absence of being able to crochet, I have been noodling around pinterest and have seen loads of pretty stitches that I feel like I should know but dont! So watch this space! Hopefully my repetoir will be expanding soon!