My husband (John) has been calling me a traitor. He tells me that I'm cheating on my first love and he doesn't understand what's happened. Have I thrown in the towel? Given up? Set aside my crochet hook forever?
Of course not!
The truth is that I suffer from crafting ADD. I love to start new projects, but before too long I get bored and want to move on to something else. Instead of seeing this as a bad thing I like to consider it an opportunity to feed my desire to learn.
So while it may be true that I've been spending more time with my needles, it's only a matter of time I'm sure and I'll be digging out my crochet WIPs.
Unfortunately, the down side of this is unless a project is small and relatively quick it takes me A VERY LONG TIME (years?) to finish.
I was wondering how the 68 stitches that I cast on to straight needles were going to morph into a square. It turns out that this is a really cool technique that those of you who have been knitting for a while probably are familiar with. It's surprisingly simple really. Evenly space decreases create triangles and by the time you've decreased down to a small number of stitches you just thread the tail through the stitches making a circle that actually becomes the center of your square. The magic of geometry!
Pretty nifty right? I'll admit that I'm much more taken with the technique than I am with the over all finished project. The beads look pretty, but given the clumsy tendencies of our family I can see a full cup getting set down on the edge and the whole thing toppling over. Not so pretty after all!
Thanks so much for stopping by and spending a bit of your day with me.
Until next time friends,
Be Blessed and Stitch & Read with Love!