Thursday, April 05, 2007

My sister's first project

Yesterday was a great day, I went back on crocheting and my sister started and completed her first crochet project ever!
After seeing the season finale of "Prison Break" on Monday, my sister and I realized that we had finished almost all our favorite series and there wasn't much left for us to watch on tv. So we had to find something else to do at night!! And besides that, yesterday evening, we also had a black out in our building, so even if we wanted to we could not get much tv anyway.

When when my sis came home, I was already crocheting this blanket I decided to make the very same afternoon. Maybe because there was no tv, or maybe because crochet is contagious, she asked me to show her how to make something. "Nothing easier!", I told her and I went directly to my stash, grabbed a skein of yarn, a crochet hook and the "Cozy Crochet Kit" with some project to make her decide what to start with.

We picked up together a nice coaster project worked in rounds. I think that working in rounds is the better and easier way to approach crochet. I remember when I started, the most difficult thing was completing a foundation row from the chain. Making the chain is always easy and funny, but work your way through it, when you are a beginner (so probably you made your chain too tight) can be really tricky. So, I made her start with the coaster, worked in rounds in double chains, and in NO TIME, she made it!!

Here it is, isn't it great? I wish I made such a nice and neat project the first time I touched a hook. I am very proud of her, and tonight, who cares if there's nothing on tv, we'll crochet a whole coaster set! ;-)


elbarrio said...

Knitting it's easy.. if you have a VERY GOOD and PATIENT teacher close to you! 100% fun! I can't wait! KNITTING NOW! :-D
Her sister

Typesetter said...

Eheh! brava sorella!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to your sister! Her coaster looks very nice. She'll be making blankets in no time. BTW, you're off to a great start on you blanket.

Pam said...

Sisters are the best to hang out with!