Today I had a great, fun day with my good buddy Maria. We took a beginning crochet class together at the cutest little shop in Castle Rock called Stash. It is in a tiny, old little house and each room is full of skeins and rolls of yarn and the most fabulous projects ever! I was immediately drawn in to the colors, the textures, the possibilities! I learned how to chain stitch, single crochet and double crochet. My least favorite part was the foundation stitches but with more practice it won’t be so daunting. I’ve been practicing and then ripping out and practicing again. My hands are a bit sore, but a good sore. Here is my practice swatch.
I couldn’t leave without a few skeins of beautiful yarn that hopefully will soon become a scarf or a cowl. It’s Liberty Wool. That’s about all I know about it. Oh and it’s made in Italy, which is where the best of pretty much everything is made, sorry USA but when it comes to the finer things in life: shoes, chocolate, espresso, pasta, jewelry and now yarn you can’t beat Italy. Am I partial? Of course. I am from Italian stock, so I’m hoping to channel my Italian Great Grandmother, Noni Alice Fellin, who was very talented at crochet. My family was blessed with a strong crafting talent, so I’m hoping to become skilled at the craft of crochet now. My Uncle Bill makes the most amazing crochet items and I’ve always hoped to be able to make beautiful projects like he does. Practice makes perfect, so practice I must!
I also couldn’t leave without this fabulous sticker for my car. It is awesome!! I’m now a knerd!
What are you all working on this weekend?