The grandbabies have gone back home to Arizona, and Mr. Cactus and I think the house is way too quiet now.
Little finger prints dot the windows that go from floor to ceiling at the back of our house, and I can barely bring myself to wash them off.
Isn't that silly?
On the 2 hour trips to Lake Powell to pick the grandbabies up, and then deliver them back to their parents, I made a small attempt to crochet.
The free tutorial for the potholders from Meet Me At Mikes was just too tempting to resist.
I had a little trouble with some of the areas where I needed to add a new color, and will be ripping out a few for a redo. But, I don't mind. This is a learning experience for me; an attempt to learn how to crochet.
Even with the mistakes, I'm having fun. This will be a great project to take on summer road trips.
Another reason I want to learn to crochet is because of the beautiful colors of yarn on the market.
Look at these colors!
I felt like a kid in a candy store when I tried to select only a few skeins of yarn.
I wanted them all.
Seeing the wonderful crochet projects many of you show on your blogs keep tempting me further. This Internet experience of sharing is so amazing. I can find so many free video's and tutorials to help me learn.
Today I meet with my church sewing group, and I will be taking my yarn. Lucille will be there and she is an expert knitter/ crocheter, who taught classes for years. She is always so generous with her time in helping others, that I know she will talk me through a few parts.
I'll keep you posted on my progress.