I’m a home body by preference. We’ve made some choices in the last few weeks that mean I will be spending more time out and about. William is trying out for baseball this weekend, which means practice days and game days will take me to town a few times a week. I am also taking a couple of classes a month at the Apple Store so that I can really learn how to use my laptop to its fullest potential.
Baseball practices, waiting for games to begin, waiting room time during medical and orthodontic appointments, and waiting for my appointment times at the Apple Store all give me a bit of free time. It’s my practice to take a book or craft project along in these sorts of circumstances. A book or my Kindle. Knitting. An embroidery project. These are all great little take alongs to help the time spent waiting pass more quickly and profitably.
A couple of weeks ago, the mailman brought me another call to be away from my home in the form of a jury summons for next week. Our county courthouse does not allow knitting needles or scissors (for embroidery, etc.) to be brought into the courthouse. Reading in the jury lounge is difficult due to TV sets loudly playing. As it turns out, this is a blessing in disguise.
One of my goals for this year is to learn to crochet again. I learned as a teen, and, apparently, taught Dani, once upon a time, but I’ve not crocheted for years. With several occasions for being out of my home on the horizon, and the necessity for a project that will occupy my time at the courthouse, it seemed like a good time to check “learn to crochet again” off my 2012 goals list.
I found a pattern I liked on Pinterest, chose eight different colors (plus ecru) in a nice, acrylic yarn, and gave it a shot. Dani was on hand to help me get started and answer my questions. I think I’m off to a good start. (note – I’ve since added a rich, deep purple to the seven colors shown above.)
I guess once you’ve learned to crochet, you can always pick it back up again, just like riding a bicycle.