I've been trying my hand at crochet over the last 24 hrs. I'm a bit rusty though. The last time I did anything crochet-like was many, many years ago. So long ago in fact that I think I was a child/teenager, when crochet poncho's were all the rage, if any of you remember. (Now come on, you remember don't you?) And it was a very long time ago wasn't it? We used to crochet multi-coloured squares and sew them all together into the afore mentioned poncho's, or even blankets to put over our beds, or on babies prams. Oh my God, I just had a flashback then, how ridiculous we must have looked. But after all the seventies was a ridiculous era when anything seemed to go...even when it so obviously didn't.
Anyway back to my attempts. Now I'm quite fond of the crochet flowers I keep seeing on cards all around the globe. So I got to thinking, like you do..... Mmmmmm .....
"I can do that".
So I dusted off my crochet hook, ( well actually I went out and bought a new one) and looked around for some yarn. We have a branch of John Lewis in Peterborough, that has a fabulous haberdashery department, which includes the very latest scrummy yarns. So after a good look round, I decided do buy three balls of Rowan Cotton Glace. It comes in the most delicious colours, which probably means I'll be back to buy some more in the not too distant future.
Here's my efforts:
Primitive I know, but this as all done from memory, which isn't bad going I think. However I do need to perfect my techique. And at least I'm enjoying my rekindled skill, and lets face it...I can only get better. I adore the lovely soft 'heathery tones' of these particular colours, they just seem to compliment each other so well.