Educational Prep: Not Your Mama’s Crochet

So a while back I told you how I was learning more about gardening as part of my quest for more knowledge. That was a fun adventure, but I’m pretty sure I’m still not much of a gardener. I sure wish I had more of my Grandpa’s green thumb and my mother’s love of working the dirt. Oh well. But I’m still grateful for what I was able to learn and hope this year to make my garden even just a little bit better than it was before. And I will continue to learn more and more about the subject.

But now I’ve also moved on to another topic of learning: Crochet! (Random. I know.)

I was at the library again on one of my night’s out and just found myself wandering through the different sections of books (since I hadn’t brought anything with me to read). I found myself in the crafty section amidst a bunch of books on quilting, knitting, and crochet. Now, I have very little knowledge in any of these categories. I sew a little bit, I knit even less (I know one stitch for knitting and can implement it wellenough to maybe make a scarf or a hot pad), and I have never even attempted crochet before. But as I was staring at the books, with the memory of the cute little beanie hats my mom just crocheted for my daughters and me, I thought, “Hm… maybe that’s something I can learn.” So I skimmed through a couple of the books trying to find the one that would be the easiest for me to follow and learn crocheting from square 1! I ended up with ‘Not Your Mama’s Crochet’. I went to the store, picked up a crochet hook, I already have some yarn at home from my ‘once upon a time’ knitting attempts, and now I am learning how to crochet! It’s so much fun! I can only work on it in bits and pieces since my darling angels try to paw at the yarn and foil my efforts if I dare to bring it out when they want attention (you’d think I had cats!), but I am getting better and better with every bit of practice. The  book has some patterns of fun things to make, so hopefully I’ll have something productive to show for my efforts someday! 🙂

Anyway, I hope your quest for knowledge is also going well! It doesn’t matter where you are in life, NOW is always a perfect time to learn something new. The more I learn, the more I realize how little I know. 😀 Good luck and Happy Prepping!