With only a few days left of summer, I have finally decided to check off the remaining 'to-do's' from my summer list. It's not that I'm lazy (there are those who might disagree), but, call me crazy, I could never coax myself to crochet on a 90°F day in the middle of the hottest season of the year.
But now the weather is changing...
So I finally sat down this weekend, pulled up my sleeves, and found some promising YouTube tutorials regarding granny squares. It took a little digging, but I found one very helpful person in particular who managed to shoot decent quality video while clearly explaining the functions of every stitch. I find it easiest to learn something new if I can figure out the how's and the why's of what I am doing, and considering that my previous crochet experience was limited, clean and concise direction was exactly what I needed.
Still, my first few granny squares were a little off, and they remained as such until I reached my granny square epiphany Monday evening: it is best, when crocheting granny squares (or any other type of crocheted thing I would imagine) if you place your hook in the correct holes.
That is all I have to say on the matter.
After my epiphany, my squares and I became more robust and confident, and soon I was teaching myself to switch colors...
Not always the easiest of feats with my clumsy hands and thrifted yarn, but we're managing just the same. In fact, we're on quite the roll over here. I am thinking that the fluffy feline will have himself a granny square blanket to cuddle with in no time.