Let me start by saying that I’ve never been the kind of knitter who looks down on crochet. I tried to teach myself how when I was a kid, but I had already learned to knit and I just couldn’t figure out how to make fabric with one hook instead of two sticks. Since I starting knitting in full force around 2003, I have often been intrigued by crocheted items, but not enough to pick up a hook and try to figure it out how it works.
That has all changed, thanks to one not-so-little afghan that was posted in the 12 in 2011 group on Ravelry. Suzaplooza’s Life I Love You Groovyghan has inspired me to figure out this crochet stuff. I love the alterations she made to the existing Groovyghan pattern, especially the daisy squares. It’s such a bright, vibrant and fun afghan; I can just picture myself sitting down to a picnic on it, enjoying a nice summer day.
Another crochet project that I’d really like to try is a cardi like the one Lori from yes, i MADE that altered last year. I think that it would look so cute using a darker shirt and white yarn. The perfect light-weight summer cardi to wear at work when the AC is blowing just a little too much.
I’ve borrowed some crochet hooks and I’m going to give it a whirl. Wish me luck!