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Learn to crochet

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Like I need another hobby! Last night I went to the first of three learn-to-crochet classes with my grandmother. My great-grandmother, Roma, was a fantastic chrochet-er. Sadly, she passed at 91 years young several years ago. She made beautiful afghans for my grandparents and my uncles. One of my uncles wants a new afghan in the copy of a pattern my great-grandmother did. He had one, but his ex-wife kept it after their divorce. Now one of my cousins has it, and my uncle doesn't want to take it from him. So, my uncle has asked my grandmother to make him one. Except he wants one that's 6' x 9'. He's a tall guy. 6'9". Soooo, since this is a difficult pattern, and the size of the afghan is so large, my grandmother has asked me to help her make it. I, of course, agreed. Last night we learned to create a foundation chain, the chain stitch, turning your work, and the single crochet stitch. I practiced when I got home and made a nice, even rectangle. Woo Hoo!

3/15/2006 11:39:00 AM :: ::
11 Comments:
  • This sounds like a great project for you and your grandma! I'm sure you'll give us progress updates!

    As for me, no 6'x9' afghans. Potholder maybe?

    By Anonymous abbynormal, at 3/15/2006 01:44:00 PM

     


  • I hope you and your Grandma have many great times making the afghan!

    By Blogger Texas_Ivy10, at 3/15/2006 02:38:00 PM

     


  • You go girl!! lol Blankets filled with love made by family is always a welcome gift.

    Have fun and let us see how it looks when you two finish!!

    By Blogger DeeJay, at 3/15/2006 04:32:00 PM

     


  • That's awesome. One of my students taught me to knit about three years ago. I really enjoy it, although I do it in spurts.

    By Anonymous catherine, at 3/15/2006 09:29:00 PM

     


  • If you have any extra time, then would you mind making a 5'x7' afghan for me, your sister? Haha ... but seriously.

    Hope you and Grandma have a good time together making it!

    By Anonymous brittany, at 3/16/2006 09:55:00 AM

     


  • I recently learned to crochet and I love it.

    Good luck!

    By Blogger K, at 3/16/2006 01:09:00 PM

     


  • You'll soon be making them for lots of people!

    By Blogger Jean-Luc Picard, at 3/16/2006 02:13:00 PM

     


  • Do you even have any spare time to do this? Do you sleep??? I think this will be a wonderful project for you two and you'll have the wonderful memories of when you worked on this together.

    By Blogger Carnealian, at 3/16/2006 05:59:00 PM

     


  • No, Lass, I do think you should have more hobbies. How about baking? Or do you already do that?

    By Blogger Jolynn, at 3/17/2006 09:30:00 AM

     


  • I am forever impressed by crafty people! What a great thing to do with your Grandma!! Love it.

    By Blogger Marie, at 3/19/2006 03:24:00 PM

     


  • Hi Lass! Hope you had a good weekend. How are the afghans coming along?

    By Anonymous Laura, at 3/19/2006 07:09:00 PM

     


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