Wednesday, 23 March 2011
The Crochet Rug for Her
I have been crocheting. A rug for the new granddaughter. As soon as I saw this on my camera screen I knew the colours were wrong. Yes, it is orange, green and yellow. Just not quite this saturated. I am having fun with this. I have kind of thought that I should perhaps be making something more useful for this baby, or possibly even for the grandchildren that are already here and will feel the winter when it actually begins. When that thought comes to me I just think, "Yep. As soon as I finish this." This rug is so much fun and I am so enjoying it! I am a crocheter from way back. I crocheted when it wasn't trendy. (My Mum taught me how the last time it was trendy. Remember the 70's?) Just as it became trendy my hands ached every time I picked up a hook. My doctor diagnosed arthritis. I stopped crocheting. Well, this rug has been in my head for about three months now so I thought I might just get it out. As for my hands? So far so good. I am not crocheting as fast as I used to. Maybe going slowly will be the way I can work it out. For me it is a happy week. For crochet, it just may signal the beginning of the end as far as it's popularity goes.