Saturday, August 11, 2012

A Little BIt of Crochet

I offered to help a nurse in my doctor's office finish her baby blanket.  She wanted an edge crocheted and she didn't' know how to crochet.  She always comes out to the waiting room to see what I am knitting.  She's a young girl about Al's age.

So on Tuesday I ran over and helped her out. She was so sweet, so grateful.  She grabbed her blackberry and vidoetaped my simple edging.   She had knitted two blankets, one for each of her new twin nieces.  Her sister lives in Ireland now and she's off to meet and visit the new babies this coming week.   I did one blanket, and she called to tell me that night, that she mastered the other.

Last night, when I finished a second baby blanket square, I felt like crocheting the next square.  I  was reminded how fast crochet is compared to knit...it is fun to know how to do both....

The teacup in my garden is a gift from my sister in law, Barb.  

I'm still working on the pattern swap details.  I will post about it Monday...after the worked!
Happy Weekend,  Happy Closing Cermonies,  Happy Knit and Crocheting....

13 comments:

Nancy said...

Bless you for helping the young nurse.

I would like to master crochet, but to me, it is too fiddly. I know if I sat down and made myself do it that it would be easier, but I'm not that motivated yet.

Dee said...

:-) What a happy-filled post.

Love the little teacup shamrocks.

Mereknits said...

You are just so lovely helping her out. I bet you land on youtube with a how to crochet a simple border video. I love that I can do both knit and crochet, it widens my options so much, and I never get bored.
Have a great day and if you are working I hope all goes well.
Meredith

Katherine said...

You are so sweet to help someone new to crochet. I love your tea cup planter. What a great idea for small plants!

Happy workend!!

Grace said...

love the tea cup---I am crocheting a large granny square throw from all my scraps of Kauni and Zauberball, and any other yarns of that scratchy rough consistency and yes it is faster then knitting!!

SissySees said...

I like crochet for that very reason... sometimes.

Love that teacup planter. Wish I could have one that either squirrels or dogs didn't ruin.

SusanB-knits said...

My teacup is in my craft room holding hanks of yarn :)

Pumpkin said...

Passing on fibery knowledge is always a lot of fun! It is even better that she actually figured it out and was able to finish the other one. Now if only I was able to take crochet lessons from you!

sapphireblue said...

I'm glad you were able to help her out. Awww babies! So adorable.

bean bags melbourne said...

Your a kindred spirit to help others without second thoughts. Just keep doing that and you will be repayed with kindness too. Anyways, the little tea cup looks lovely.

Judy S. said...

Love that tea cup! That possum photo is hilarious...looks like it could use a pair of gloves, don't you think? That's an interesting square you made. What is separating the rows of garter stitch? So nice of you to help with the crocheting! (Doing and teaching!)

iknead2knit said...

Thanks for reading. That teacup is precious!

Kathy said...

Isn't it amazing how fast crochet goes? But still, the clean tight finish of knitting wins over the speed of crocheting for me. I learned to crochet before knitting and knew, after mastered both, that knitting would always be my fave!

You are very sweet.

Your tea cup plant gave me an idea to do that for my Mom for her birthday!

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