I will probably be the first one to kick off International Crochet Day-story telling, since I am in New Zealand and it is September 12th here first. Happy International Crochet Day!
So here is my story; I have always been a crafty person but never really tried knitting and crocheting. My Mum (hi Mum! I know you are reading this) tried to teach me to knit on many occasion but I did not have the patience when I was young and always ended up with another half finished scarf.
That was untill October ’06 when I stumbled over this blog by Futuregirl and saw this bag. I thought that if crochet could look this good I really wanted to learn it.
So I went to the library, got some books about learing how to crochet and started. The internet was a great help too, there are so many excellent websites with photo tutorials available. This was my first ever finished project all made in, I thought, Single Crochet but having a look at it later it was in Slip Stitch… So that’s why it took forever to make…. 🙂
Almost 1 year later I still really love the simplicity of crochet with just 1 hook and a skein of yarn!