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belindarose Mon 29-Oct-12 20:31:08

I've decided to learn to crochet. Have read blogs, watched tutorials, become inspired.

Yesterday I bought practise yarn and a hook.

I have just sat down for the first time today - toddler and baby asleep, DH working late.

I have the video to follow on the iPad. I have a ball of yarn. I have sent the dog to bed.

And I must have left the crochet hook at the till yesterday.

sad sad sad

Daisybell1 Mon 12-Nov-12 09:56:20

Maths and Wait I'm in kirkby Stephen - could I join you too?

SoupDragon Mon 12-Nov-12 15:40:49

Latonia - at least you didn't sit on it...

Mathsdidi Mon 12-Nov-12 17:25:38

Daisy - I'm happy for you to come too as long as wait is. I'll pm you this evening.

NorksAreMessy Tue 13-Nov-12 22:13:57

I have just read your kind offer. Sorry, didn't mean to ignore you smile

Anyway, OP, how's it coming on? Can you crochet yet?

belindarose Wed 14-Nov-12 14:12:10

Ha, see, you're waiting for your present, aren't you?

DD's bedroom is littered with 'blankets' of varying quality for her Sylvanian Families and her imaginary dogs. I can do single and double crochet stitch - just rows. Haven't learnt to follow a pattern. Waiting for the 4 month old to learn to sleep as I can't manage to ctochet whole holding him.

NorksAreMessy Wed 14-Nov-12 19:29:38

You have seen rough my fiendish plan smile

Actually, I am going for my lesson with lovely flamingo on Sunday, so wanted to see how you are doing. It seems you can properly do it wink so I have a target!

belindarose Sat 17-Nov-12 08:30:49

Hope you get on alright with your lesson tomorrow, norks. I'm a bit stuck - the problem with having no one in real life to help. I'll post on the hookers thread.

NorksAreMessy Sun 18-Nov-12 14:33:37

I DID IT!!!!!!!

Flamingo is mega patient and I have a teeny tiny Christmas wreath and a bit of cream something-or-other.

I am happy smile

belindarose Sun 18-Nov-12 15:30:48

Yay! I want to make a teeny tiny Christmas wreath too! I'm bored of dolls' blankets...

KnottyLocks Sun 18-Nov-12 15:37:12

That makes you a witch then, Norks grin

NorksAreMessy Sun 18-Nov-12 16:56:00


flamingo showed me some things she had made which were as far away from what I can do now as a stroll with the dogs is to marathon running.

I saw her broomstick smile

NorksAreMessy Sun 18-Nov-12 19:58:55

But then I came home and it all went wrong sad

Have made three spectacular messes and my hands have turned into baseball mitts.
Will try again tomorrow.

NotAWitchNorks sad

belindarose Sun 18-Nov-12 20:03:35

A really weird thing keeps happening with me, norks. I try something repeatedly one evening. Go to bed annoyed, but the next evening I can do the new thing easily! So I think it may well be witchcraft after all...

NorksAreMessy Sun 18-Nov-12 20:23:00

Or perhaps flamingo has an enchanted sofa, so when I sit on it I can crochet.

Or maybe, she kept correcting me when I made a bollox of it

FlamingoBingo Mon 19-Nov-12 23:40:00

<parks broom>

Right, first things first - the first rule of learning a new craft is, as you must already know - DON'T SAY YOU CAN'T DO IT!

Secondly, now you can trust you can do it, tell me what's going wrong. You did plenty of fantastic stitches when I wasn't even looking, let alone correcting, so it was nothing to do with me, and everything to do with you smile

KnottyLocks Tue 20-Nov-12 07:24:04

Catherine Hurst on YouTube : slow, simple explanations . She taught Pistey smilesmile

KnottyLocks Tue 20-Nov-12 08:13:04

Sorry, should be Catherine HIrst, not Hurst.

NorksAreMessy Tue 20-Nov-12 11:40:54

yes flamingo

FlamingoBingo Tue 20-Nov-12 19:33:50

How are you getting on now, norks?

NorksAreMessy Tue 20-Nov-12 20:45:30

Have been working (both jobs today) until 8pm sad
Am taking witchsticks and wool to bed

PurplePidjin Mon 26-Nov-12 04:57:06

<waves pompoms belatedly>

FlamingoBingo Mon 26-Nov-12 10:41:31

I want to know how Norks is getting on!!!

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