I knew I had to make them.
But, being such a newbie at crocheting, I wasn't sure I could figure out the directions.
Yesterday, on the 7 hour drive home from Phoenix I had uninterrupted quiet time to study the instruction sheet and practice, practice, practice.
While Mr. Cactus wound his way through the Arizona, Nevada and Utah deserts, I kept my focus on my notes.
I had done a little research before making this trip.
Sarah gave us a link to Priscilla Hewitt's pattern for the Sunburst Granny.
And, I have become a big fan of You-Tube videos where there are step- by- step crochet tutorials for every stitch.
But watching and doing are two different things.
Mr. Cactus had to listen to me whoop and holler as I actually made a block that looked something like the original design.
What can I say? This was a big moment for me!
I can crochet! I am a Crochet-er!
There was a lot of startings and stoppings, and pulling out's, but I think I have it now. I can see a few "fixes" that still need to be done.
My work is not as uniform as Sarah's, but with time and practice I know I will improve.
Most of all I'm having fun.
What is there about creating and learning a new skill that is so fulfilling?
As I read quilt blogs, there are many people out there who have started to crochet. Do you think there is a resurgence of the art?
Many are making traditional granny squares. I like them too, but the Sunburst block really called to me.