Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I was first a Crocheter

My first love has always been crochet. I taught myself to crochet when I was 13 or 14 years old. I went to the 5&10 cent store and brought a booklet, Learn to Crochet.
I taught my mother to crochet and we would spend many happy hours crocheting together. Now that she is no longer with us these memories are so comforting. I also taught both my daughters and many students at school. Now my daughters continues the tradition and teach their students to crochet.
When Lupus came crochet had to go.
I'm unable to crochet much these days because it hurts my hands. Thank God knitting doesn't effect my hands as much. I don't know what I would do if I couldn't work with yarn!

The following are past crochet projects. Some are finished, others not.
These are shell stitch ruffle baby blankets I made many years ago.






These two projects are not finished.
This is a cotton baby blanket.


This is a lace cardigan for my younger daughter.






I hope to finish these projects in the future.

2 comments:

I am known by many names...Zel is fine said...

Honestly, the pictures are good, but they don't ever do your work justice, especially here. Those blankets are beautiful.

essiewb said...

Your crochet work is also beautiful! Have you tried crochet hooks with the big rubber or plastic handles? I can still use those without pain.