So this is part three… I’m trying something new. You can read Part one and Part two using these hyperlinks if you’re interes￼ted. Also, if you’re interested in the process, the VIDEO is easy to understand and follow.
In learning how to hand crochet (no needles), I’m also getting a new appreciation for learning itself. Learning, like life, is never just one thing. It’s multi layered and connects to so many other things.
At the beginning I had trouble getting started. It felt like I was doing something wrong and I couldn’t figure out what that was. But then I just stopped… I stopped worrying about getting it wrong. I stopped worrying about how it would look. I decided to just start the process and see what happened.
And, because I had absolutely no history of working with yarn, I couldn’t predict outcomes. For example, the video shows rather large loops. I didn’t know if I liked that look so I tried doing it with much smaller loops. The outcome was both positive and negative. The thing that I produced was way too stiff to be used as a scarf. But it taught me what happens when you use much smaller loops. So, instead of a scarf, I decided that it could be a table runner! And I learned what yarn does when the weave is tight.
And finally… I followed the directions and made a scarf that actually looks pretty good!
But, before I could say that it looked good, and that I was happy with it, I had to take the end of it apart. I had not been consistent with my loops and it had gotten too small at the end… Which looked bad! I was afraid to take it apart though because I wasn’t quite sure what I was doing, and… One wrong cut, and a whole bunch of it could unravel. I let it sit overnight and thought about it. And it came down to this… Either I leave it as it is and hate it, or I try and fix it and risk wrecking it… So I fixed it and I’m happy I did.
I have now produced three things… One of which I actually like.
But it’s so much more than one scarf. In learning to make that scarf, I learned about yarn and what it does. I learned about the need for consistency in the loops. I learned about what mistakes happen easily, and how to avoid them. I learned that my deteriorating hands could actually do this… Which frankly is thrilling! And by learning all of the above… I gave myself a brand new hobby… And I’ve never had a hobby before! I learned and learned and learned!
In addition to the above happenings this week … My husband had a surgical procedure. It was a repeat of the one that was done last November. He is recovering well. But we welcome any and all prayers and positive energies directed his way.
And you my friend? How are you? What’s new in your neck of the woods? Please feel free to start a conversation in the comments section below.
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