Proud of my cousin.

My cousin Margaret decided she wanted to learn how to crochet. Since we’re both southpaws, she asked me to teach her. I’m not great at teaching, but I was able to show her how to single crochet, and this was the result:
Cute, huh? She made her daughter a little purse. It’s not the most perfect crochet I have ever seen, but I’m still mightily impressed. I mean, it’s not a scarf. It’s something she came up with the idea for all on her own, and she figured out how to do it with essentially no help from me.

I bought her I Taught Myself How to Crochet, the kit that has been around at least the past 15 or so years, because I used it back in the day. So hopefully it will work for her as it did for me, and if not we now live in the same trailer park (Yes! I am true to my roots!), so she can easily come to find me whenever she needs help.

In other news, I’ve shelved the skirt I was working on for myself. Mainly on account of the fact that my husband put it up somewhere & I’ve no idea what he did with it. You’d think he’d put it with the rest of my yarn & WIPs, but no.

I am also working on an outfit for Margaret’s daughter, Cheyenne. She picked out her own yarn, the Bernat baby yarn that’s supposed to stripe up. Damned if I can figure out how to get it to make neat stripes, though. I am making sure to use the hook the label mentions, and I have gone so far as to fold in half the length of pink I’m working with in half so I can hopefully get two rounds out of it, and nada. It’s driving me nuts.

In other yarn news, Big Lots has some pretty nice yarn–again, Bernat–on sale for a dollar a skein. I am now the proud possessor of 12 skeins (four each of 3 different yarns) of this magical dollar yarn. It’s nice too. I don’t recall the name of most of it, but it’s acrylic/mohair/angora, a nice fuzzy yarn. I have baby sweater plans for it.


One response to “Proud of my cousin.

  1. Your cousin has it in her to become a great crocheter!

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