Double crochet doesn’t seem all that complicated, but for one reason or another, the last time I tried learning to crochet, I just couldn’t quite get the hang of it. Of course, a large part of the problem was that I (a lefty) was trying to follow instructions for righties.
I know. Duh.
Anyway, my whole goal with this crochet thing is to eventually make a granny square afghan. And to do granny squares you have to do lots and lots of… you guessed it! Double crochet.
Thankfully, my husband found a great video on double crochet for lefties on crochet.org, and then I found another one Youtube from Crochet Guru. Between the two of them, I’m finally getting it! So the past few crochet sessions have been spent practicing my double crochet. Next week’s goal is to make my first granny square. Wish me luck!
So that’s this week’s yarn. This week’s read is Karen Abbott’s Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy, which is a really good read despite the fact that I read the first half a few months ago and then it got lost on my towering TBR pile until now. If you like history, women’s history, Civil War history… this is for you. I swear I’ve gotten a good couple dozen story ideas just in the time I’ve been reading it! 🙂