Friday, December 11, 2009
here on MamaBears blog .
One year, with my Martha Stewart Living magazine close at hand, I taught myself to crochet. I have a love for traditional, old-fashioned ornaments, and these remind me of the collection my grandmother tatted. Tatting is a soon to be lost art, so I should really teach myself that skill too. Someday.....
My crocheting skills have grown since these little projects, but I never follow a pattern for the bigger stuff. Those patterns look like a bunch of gibberish, and once you know a few stitches, it's not difficult to put a blanket together. Well, OK, not difficult for me! ;)
Here is good ole Martha's tutorial for ya. If you find even that too difficult, no doubt with a bit of looking you can find a whole box of discarded china-made snowflakes at a garage sale for $1.00. That's what I did. That's right. After making a few of my own snowflakes and conquering the skill, I decided it's a much better investment of time to buy someone else's castoffs. Albeit less meaningful.