The big question is this...
Can Ros Badger succeed where all those who have gone before have failed??
Will her new book Hook,Yarn and Crochet finally be the book that teaches me to crochet...
It's a really lovely book with very clear instructions and big pictures of each step, so it is entirely possible and when the leaves start to fall and my attentions turn back to woodburners and dark evenings and winter crafts I'll be up for the challenge. I feel a complete crochet failure to date, so many people have shown me how over the years, and somehow, each time I just don't get it. I try again and I have forgotten it all.
Ros Badger, lucky devil, was taught as an eight-year old, completing her first doll's blanket within three days, so now I feel really inadequate and have decided that it will be Ros's turn to teach me next, and if I can't do it it will be her fault until the next time I try:-) It says 'Simple Makes' on the cover...there has to be hope.
My mum was a warp-speed crocheter but it just wasn't the fashion for us bright young things knitting our Paton's Fiona Twiggy mini-jumpers back in the 1960s, and sadly I wasn't interested enough to learn, but I'd love to make some squares, or a little snowflake garland for Christmas, and move onto the art of Doodle-Scrumble perfected by the Knit Angel in my hot water bottle retirement gift. The Knit Angel too has tried to teach me, we managed a chain but heaven knows I couldn't do it now.
So this Learning to Crochet thing is going to the top of my autumn project list. I think I may have made a mistake by using a small hook in the past...Ros uses one the size of a pencil in her demo pics, and chunky wool so that might help.
All other tips from all you experts out there gratefully received too because how can I reach sixty soon and NOT BE ABLE TO CROCHET... it's a disgrace.