Getting hooked

I’ve been on maternity leave for almost three weeks now, and aside from going on honeymoon last year this will be the longest I have ever been off work.

Ok so it sounds great, hours of aimless wandering around the house, eating chocolate and napping in the middle of the day – but I wasn’t quite prepared for how bored I would start to get once all the chores were done 10 times over.

The freezer is stacked, the house is as spotless as it’s ever going to be – baking, gardening, long phone calls to old friends – DONE. So now what?

Well, as luck would have it just yesterday a great friend of mine sent me in the post a ball of wool, a crochet hook and a magazine Crochet Today, together with a post it note – Laura, keep those fingers busy L x

So now the challenge is on – I need to learn to crochet……. not least to keep me busy, but also I suppose to save money on blankets when the baby finally arrives in around two-ish weeks.

I’m not going to be able to learn in two weeks, but it’s time to get started.

Yesterday I learnt how to make a foundation chain and then cautiously moved on to the single crochet stitch. I feel this needs some work, and despite watching a demo on YouTube about three times over it took some time to figure out….. must practice this one!

Single crochet stitch takes shape

Definately need more practice at this stitch

So, for today – more practice at single crotchet and possible moving onto double crotchet, if I can figure out the diagrams….. Wish me luck! XX

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