Archive for June, 2010


Friday, June 25th, 2010

I started out crocheting. Well, I suppose if you go back far enough, I started out with hand-sewing. I remember learning to stitch neatly to close some little stuffed thing we were making at Girl Scouts. My friend J opines that we should have been learning knots or fire-starting or something useful; undoubtedly she has a point. Anyway.

I started crocheting early in grad school, I think, in my mid-20s. Then I became dissatisfied with the clunkiness of crochet (at least, of my crochet) and learned to knit. I liked knitting; if I picked a simple-enough pattern, and used a chunky enough yarn to enable me to finish the project before my attention span gave out, it came out looking nice and polished and professional. (more…)