Thursday, October 15, 2009

wish my granny could help me with the granny stitch.

why is the Internet giving me a head ache? My studio building has very thick old cement walls and sometimes the wonder of the Internet just cannot stand up to history and cement. Agh.

Anyway, this week I have been working away at teaching myself and practicing the granny stitch. It has been a frustrating ride as crochet is so hard to learn from images and no helpful friend. Last year I spent many, many hours trying to figure it out and then one hour with my grandma over Christmas and the light bulb went off.
I have a sweet little project in mind for the granny squares- but really I think I just want an excuse to do a repetitive action with yarn.
I am much more of a knitter but I really think crochet lends itself more to my work so I am taking lots of deep breaths and trying to find my patience. And hoping a good one day workshop comes up.

Also started a new "test" embroidery yesterday of a still life object. A new direction that I am thinking of going. If I like how it turns out I have 2 large or maybe 3 still lives in mind.
And some other stuff in the works- I think I will wait until next week to share that news and resulting project.

Keep warm. It is dreary and wet here in NYC.


hodge podge said...

i'll be in the city next week/end (the 22-26th) if you want to meet up for a cup of tea; i'd be happy to give you some granny guidance ;n)

This girl said...

I will let you in on my little secret. I learnt to do granny squares in like 10 minutes from youtube. There are a million crochet tutorials on there. Just type in whatever you want to learn and there will be someone showing you how to do it. It's brilliant!

[.L.] said...

I feel your pain. I learned to knit from a friend and I've always been more of a "show me" person. And I too really feel that crochet would better suit my work- but I still don't know how.

Anyway, I found this site recently:

it has much more to offer than crafty stuff- but that's, of course, my favorite section. I'm sure you can find lots of help there!

Brittany Noel said...

I agree with "This girl": I learned how to crochet in the first place from youtube, so I'm sure granny squares would be no different or any harder. I hope you get it figured out. I hope the still life experiment works!

Joetta M. said...

thanks so much for the tips:) I learned knitting on you tube and it was great. So far the videos I have found on crochet have left me still a tiny but confused but I am catching on...I will def. check out the recommended links:)