It was only a matter of time before I reached back into the history of my craft life and crocheted.
It probably didn't help that I've been looking at such gorgeous crochet granny square blankets popping up all around me. Couple that with the fact that my LYS has an abundance of koigu and you got one granny square blanket obsessed knitter. I mean, come on! How could I not pick up my crochet hook!
In a full blown confessional, I actually knew how to crochet long before I knew how to knit! I'll never forget wanting to learn how and choosing a rediculous project like a queen sized blanket in thread weight yarn. My mother patiently showed me how to single and double crochet and even gave me a template on how to make a granny square. About 10 granny squares later I had asked my mom if I was almost done to which she replied, "Honey, you have to make at least 100 more". What! My 9 year old self felt defeated and bored and opted to play a game of catch outside instead.
My adult self, well, I compromise – instead of 50, why not one reallyreally big one?
Thankfully, Patricia kindly gave me a refresher yesterday and I haven't put the hook down! It's so easy and mesmerizing. Plus, I'm kinda impatient to see how all these colors are going to come out in the blanket. You can't pick a wrong combination with yarn like Koigu. Somehow they are all married to each other. I went for more of a red heavy rainbow blanket.
Honestly, I don't see myself fully delving into the world of crochet but this blanket will definitely become a major part of my fiber life this year. See, I told ya 2010 was going to be BIG!