My mom taught me to crochet when I was eight.
Since then I've put the hook down and picked it up many times.
My mom only taught me to chain. Over time, I learned the rest from library books and other crocheters.
After a long break from crocheting, I picked my hook up again a few years ago.
For the most part, I had avoided reading patterns because they always seemed to leave me frustrated.
But the past year or so has been a really big one for me in terms of what I'm learning in crochet. I became willing to take my time with crochet definitions and learned to read patterns better. The result is that I've been able to make lots of fun new things.
I've also joined a few needlework groups -- one specifically for crocheters -- that have not only inspired me to crochet more and better but have also expanded my social circle.
Today in my travels on the internet, I came across Slip Stitch Crochet.
If you want to take your crocheting skills to the next level, go check it out. I was surprised at what I read there.
While I'm not ready yet to delve into slip stitch crochet, I know that one day I'll have more time to sink my hooks into it.
In the mean time, I'll be admiring it from afar and passing on the URL to every hooker I know. :o)
Oct. 12, 2010
Sadly, the Slip Stitch Crochet blog no longer exists.