Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Peaceful Anticipation

I don't know why, but yarn just fills me with a peaceful anticipation. A new skein of yarn...so nice! I love to feel it, squeeze it and plan a future for it. A skein of yarn is just full of potential.


I really, really love planning new crochet projects. I am usually dreaming up things for Wyoming Rose Boutique but this next project is more important. It is for my sister, Tina. It is not a secret; she knows about it. That is, she knows I am going to make some sort of poncho for her. She also knows it will be purple. She loves purple! But, she doesn't really know what it will look like as I don't know yet myself.

Yesterday Lisa left a comment that she wants to learn to crochet like me. Well, Lisa, here's how it goes for me. I mess around for quite some time as I try different crochet stitches. I look online and/or through crochet magazines and books. I pretty much never actually use a pattern. Even when I do, I find I keep changing it up. Often I study pictures of things that I like and then I try to figure out how it was made. It involves a lot of guessing. I admit that I often waste a lot of time before I even get going. Then, halfway through a project I think of ways I want to change it up.

So, I'm going to touch this yarn, squeeze it a bit and see if I can figure out what this purple yarn wants to be. I'll let you know how it goes!



3 comments:

  1. That yarn is gorgeous and I'm certain that your sister is going to cherish what you make for her. Thank you for explaining that you don't really use a pattern, because I look at those instructions and they leave my slightly dyslexic brain spinning. (I actually can read and write, it just takes me longer.)

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  2. I totally know what you mean...

    ~Have a lovely day!

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  3. I haven't learned how to crochet yet. I only know how to knit and the idea of switching now is a bit daunting. I appreciate how effortless good crochet artists and knitters make things look, though.

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