Thursday, 5 December 2013
Let It Snow!
This week we had the December meeting of the Huddersfield branch of the Knitting & Crochet Guild - a Christmas craft-along. We made snowflakes, either knitted or crocheted. The knitted snowflake pattern was reported to be a bit fiddly, so I tried the crochet patterns instead. It is many, many years since I did any crochet, so I sat with a "How to Crochet" manual open at my elbow. But I managed to complete two snowflakes, with some tutorial help with the pattern along the way. The stitches are not as even as a competent crocheter would make them, but for Christmas decorations they are fine. (I made the small snowflake on the right first, because it was simpler, but I much prefer the other.)
I am very proud of my finished snowflakes. The most complicated crochet I had done before was a cushion cover and a waistcoat in Afghan squares, in the early 1970s. (The waistcoat was in cream and camel wool, and I wore it with a cream and camel tartan kilt and a cream shirt - we were very keen on co-ordinating colours in those days. A very smart outfit, I thought at the time.) I'm surprised, and gratified, that I was able to remember how to do it, with a bit of revision. But apart from snowflakes, I think I'll stick with knitting.