A new skill, huh? Well I guess I kind of jumped the gun on this topic when I wrote Tuesday's post. Silly me, I didn't talk about a specific pattern I wanted to knit. Instead I went on about how I want to do REAL stranding - as opposed of the "fake my way through it" stranding I do now. I also confessed that I want to learn to knit continental, partly to help me with stranding and partly because it just seems cool. So now what do I blog about today?
Well, how about crochet?? After all, that's where this story really began, right? With me asking Grammy to teach me to crochet. And with her saying no. Somehow I never really did learn to crochet. I've made a few attempts over the years, but my crocheting always looks like crap and I have a hard time wrangling the stitches. But then one day I thought about how it felt when I was first teaching myself to knit. It was slow . . . it was difficult . . . . and frankly, it looked like crap too! But I kept going and now I can really knit. I realized that's exactly what I have to do with crochet. Just keep going. (I figure another Stitch n Bitch book couldn't hurt either.) And one day, (hopefully) it will stop looking like total crap and it will all suddenly click - just like my knitting did!