New LoveApril 27, 2007
Hi! Jodi here. In case you haven’t noticed, we Oberg’s (the sista’s maiden name), are VERY passionate about the things we love. I have a new love. Crochet. Last night was my first class of four sessions at Shuttles Spindles and Skeins. It was 2.5 hrs – and I loved every minute of it. First off, we got to pick our yarn from a bunch of skeins on the table. Laying there was my favorite periwinkle in Saucy COTTON – and a G hook in green (g g green). Now, when learning to knit you don’t use cotton because it has no give to it. But the ply of this cotton makes it ideal to learn crochet – because it doesn’t easilly split.
Margaret Tullis – my instructor is absolutely fabulous. Her babysitter taught her how to crochet and tat nearly 50 years ago. This woman knows her stuff. She’s quite honestly a textile historian of sorts – knows all kinds of info about origins, different countries traditions etc. She’s amazing.
Luckilly, all 7 of us were already knitters so we had some base knowledge to go on – made jumping in quite enjoyable. You know how you cursed your first time knitting – felt like you had fumbling fingers and all? That just didn’t happen with this. I took to it like a fish to water. It was great. I love the cotton, love how it looks, and you can cover a lot of ground rather quickly. Very fun.
I originally took this class to perfect my beaded sock making skilz. This is going to be so much more than that! Did you know crochet was outlawed in Germany for a while?