Thursday, December 10, 2009

That's My Girl!

Although I am the proud Mama of 6, and Grandmama of 10 (with 2 more on the way!), I have never been able to convince any of my wild bunch to take up the art I love so well. The most any of them have ever done is make chains. My oldest daughter Robyn says she wants to learn, but with her busy life, we have just never found the time. Middle daughter Amanda says she doesn't have the patience, but maybe she will learn someday when she is old and has nothing better to do (she is teasing me!) But oh, joy, I think there may be hope for my baby, Bethany. She told me she wanted to learn to crochet, so on Thanksgiving I took a bag of yarn and some hooks to Amanda's house where we were all gathering. Following a family tradition, we decided Bethany should learn to crochet by making granny squares. She caught on very quickly! Now how do you hold the yarn?
I think I am catching on!Almost 4 rounds finished!I did it!This is what she did on Thankgiving day. She has called me every day since and updated me on her progress; she has not worked on it every day, but it is coming along nicely. She was so excited when she had completed rounds with every color of yarn that I had given her. "Now you can start all over with the colors and do more rounds in the same order," I told her, "or you can just do rounds of different colors at random." Bethany gasped. "Oh, no!" she said. "I have to put them in the same order as the first rounds, it would drive me crazy to have them all mixed up and out of order!" "You know, there is a kind of crochet called 'free form' where you just change stitches and colors and even yarn at random," I told her,"a lot of people love it!" "Not me!" said Bethany, "I have got to have order in my crochet!" I laughed and told her that was my feeling, too. I will never be a free former!She sent me this picture of her granny square yesterday.
I am so proud I could almost cry!


Anonymous said...

How cool is that! She's doing a wonderful job!

Kathleen J. said...

I don't have anyone in my family yet who wants to learn crafting but I haven't given up hope yet.

That granny square is turning out very pretty! Like her I like order too. I have a hard time doing random patterns.

DandiCreations said...

Maybe she will be the next generation of designers.
My oldest boy who is 11 wanted to learn but his father wasn't too happy. lol


Barbara said...

It's so great that you can pass this craft on...I wish I had lived near my grandmother so I could have learned from her.

Unique2wh0 said...

Waaay cool! I am so proud of her and happy for you :-) What a great moment and thank you for sharing it with US! Oh yessss! Very pretty square will she keep going and make an afghan?

RaggedyKisses said...

Great Job!!! I can hear how proud you are in your writing!!!! Her squares look great!!!

Mrs Twins said...

This is so lovely. They say things skip generations! WEll done to her, her square is fantastic. I am sure she will treasure it. I hope she makes a loving afghan.
Hugs and Love Suex.
May I wish you seasonal greetings from my family to yours.
From the UK.

crochethuahua said...

That is so cool! Her square looks great.