My friend, the CrochetQueen came round today and taught me how to perform her wondrous and beautiful art.
How patient she is! What a fantastic teacher.
Lo and behold the puzzling complexity of knots that seem to grow tighter and - woefully - less numerous with each passing row are, it transpires, neither puzzling nor complex.
They are logical and and do what they say on the tin.
Even to a non-mathematical brain like mine.
I have just finished knitting a patchwork blanket.
|The blanket before completion.|
(And although it will probably take me as long to finish off the loose ends on the back as it took to knit the entire throw, how happy a dog will be when it is eventually bestowed.)
But now a whole new world has opened up before me.
Who would have thought I could learn to crochet entire squares in a single day.
I am hugely impressed - not with my own efforts, but with the skill of my teacher.
And if you are wondering, it is totally simple.
Grab a needle and all you have to remember is this:
'Roundabout, In, Out,
Tiptoe through the Tulips,
Through the Dusky Bluebells,
One for the Road - and Two for the Corner!'
Honesty compels me to add that there are one or two little, small, insignificant other things, but truly, it's like falling off a log.
How you would love to see the fruits of my labours, but alas, you cannot.
The In-Charge has gone off the with the only camera we possess.
You will have to abide your souls in patience. Like the CrochetQueen did with me today.
But don't worry, I will share the thrill with you as soon as possible!
Meanwhile, I've another square to finish.
Now, what colours will this one be...?
|So much choice. So little restraint.|