I know it’s not spring. I know it IS the beginning of fall.
But during my last trip to Texas, I found something new.
Something with bluebonnets!!!!
I had to share. Because I can’t be the only one around who loves bluebonnets?!
I now have a Bluebonnet tote bag which is made in the U.S.A. (therefore makes it really, really unique!!!) to haul my magazines and latest embroidery/crochet project. It will hold it ALL! It’s huge!
Oh. You didn’t know I crochet? I’m using the term loosely for sure! Let me just say that when I use the word “crochet”, I’m using it to describe an experiment. Or a trial and error thing. Not as in, “I sit and crochet while I watch TV.” You’ve GOT to be kidding. How could anyone crochet and watch TV or even talk is beyond me.
I have to concentrate. Think about what I’m doing. Count. Make sure I’m holding everything right. Squint. Count. They call this a hobby?!
But I’m determined to make a scarf/necklace. It’s more of a scarf in my book but some on the internet call it a necklace. I won’t argue the point.
The thing is to just do it. And I did. I actually remembered how to chain stitch…the basic crochet stitch that most first graders know how to do. Which is about when I learned it from my grandma, who was an expert crocheter, thus explaining my mother and my aunt’s crochet expertise!
I, however, missed that particular gene. Anything I’ve ever attempted to crochet, turns out slightly wonky. That’s a lie. More than slightly. My potholders appeared to be created for some kind of crazy skillet that has yet to be invented. My baby afghans were worthy of lining a mama kitty’s birthing box. The only baby they could wrap up might be something about 4″ in diameter and 14″ long. On one side. The other could barely cover “its” feet, much less swaddle a newborn.
OK. This is what I’m going for.
Don’t you love it? I saw it on…drum roll…Pinterest. (It will be my downfall.) Surely I can’t mess this up? It’s just one really, really long chain stitch, joined by a crochet flower.
I took the picture to my aunt in Texas who can crochet anything. Literally. She told me if I’d do the chain stitching, she’d make the flower. What. A. Deal!!!
I mailed her the yarn Monday. I wish she’d hurry up!!! 🙂
I’m done with my end of the deal. *smirk*