I spent my weekend doing all the things I love best. Knitting, spinning, cooking, and . . . crocheting! Yes, it’s true, I now love crocheting. It still feels awkward but it’s getting easier and I’m – dare I say it aloud – starting to understand it. I even went to so far as to actually make and finish a potholder.
The pattern is Maggie’s Kitchen and the yarn is some Knitpicks CotLin that I had lying around. I found the yarn to be rather split-y and I didn’t love working with it but the colors are nice and I didn’t want to use yarn I really loved in case it wound up a disaster.
It’s not bad for my first effort and the back was definitely faster to crochet than the front. I know there are mistakes but I found that crocheting, unlike knitting, is easier to read. I was able to see where I was in the pattern, I was able to count my stitches, and I found the learning curve to just be faster than when I learned to knit. I’m not sure if this is because of my existing knitting skills or if it’s because crocheting is easier to learn but I’m happy that the process is moving along.
I must admit that the edging is my favorite part. I used version 3 from the pattern and it was fun and came out just the way I expected. Hooray for that!
I’m certainly not ready for any potholder swap but I do think I’ve earned the right to crochet with the good stuff.