Kim and Carrie both asked me if I'd teach them how to crochet these washcloths.
The answer: YES! Most definitely!
It is a very easy pattern and you'd pick it up in no time.
Kim--we're up for some kids to play, any time now!
Carrie--how's 4-H time lookin' for you?
A number of years ago, I decided I wanted to learn to knit.
So I did.
I made many mistakes.
My hands hurt.
I dropped stitches.
I couldn't make anything more complicated than a scarf.
I always had to finish the row and then I couldn't remember if I was knitting or purling.
To put it plainly, I was NOWHERE NEAR as gifted as my friend Gretchen. That woman can KNIT.
This woman can't.
Then one day, a magazine in the checkout lane caught my eye; it was all about crocheting.
I decided to give it a whirl.
I LOVED IT!
For me, crocheting is easier than knitting; I think it's much easier to stop and start with crocheting, and you can fix mistakes easier (in my opinion.)
My grandma also crochets A LOT, so I knew if I got stuck on something she could help me.
I have deeply ingrained in me a belief that hands should always be busy with worthwhile things. If I am watching a movie at night with Dennis, sitting by while the kids do their school work, on a car trip, in a waiting room, or in the car waiting for someone--my hands can keep busy with my crocheting because I always make sure to have a little something along to work on. (I also make sure to have a book along because I love to read, too!)
To Megan J--I make sure to put the afghans that I make on the davenport.