Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day Gifts

Stumbled across this pattern on Ravelry Friday night. After much head-scratching, grumbling, eye-straining, and back-hunching, I have 2 crocheted bookmarks for Mother's Day gifts. Yep, pulled out my handy-dandy Reader's Digest Complete Guide to Needlework circa 1979 and taught myself how to crochet. I had done croched edgings before (using the same handy-dandy book) but that was it.

What's funny (and telling) about this experience is that I dipped into my long-neglected stash of perle cotton that I'd bought for hand-quilting years ago, thinking "hooray! A use for this stuff that's been languishing!" Then, after finishing the first one and using about 80% of a ball, I got online and ordered about 15 more balls! (Hey, had them on sale for $1.60!) And I didn't even enjoy making the darn things. They're beautiful and DD wants one, and I'll probably make a couple more, but I already have about 20 balls! There is something wrong with me. (In my defense, the ones I had already were mostly boring solids, most of the ones I ordered were cool variegated ones that make awesome bookmarks. [I saw some on ravelry.])