She'll wear it out of love for me. Moms are good that way.
Friday, January 8, 2010

My mother-in-law (who seriously has the patience of Job, by the way) agreed to teach me to crochet while she was here visiting for Christmas. I posted this as a twitter update last month:

So far, I've continued my trend, and can now "sorta" crochet.

I am not a visual learner. Whatever is the opposite of being good at following visual directions...I'm that. The opposite. So needless to say, I was a difficult student. In addition to chronically forgetting the steps for each stitch, I also just have difficulty coordinating delicate fine motor skills. Why did I wanna learn to crochet again?

Anyhoo - I present to you my first completed project.

It's a scarf! It took me approximately 8,700 hours to finish. It's lopsided. The stitches are uneven. It starts out with three chains....around the middle it widens to six or seven...then I whittle my way back down to four-ish as I finish it out.

I'm sending it to my mom, because as my mother I think she will feel compelled - obligated even! - to wrap this lopsided piece of wearable art right around her lovely neck. Mom's all over the world wear weird stuff their kids make them, right? Generally it's macaroni necklaces made by preschoolers, but I feel this is in that same category.

(I'll send my crochet-mentor-extraordinaire a scarf when my technique is a little improved! Probably around Christmas of 2017. And, YES, I'll send my mom a better one too of course!)

Blogger Kelly had this to say:

I LOVE it! You look so hip and cool.

January 9, 2010 at 12:19 AM 

Blogger Starr had this to say:

Awww....thanks Kelly!!! Two words that have possibly never been used to describe me!! Gotta wear lopsided scarfs more often.

January 9, 2010 at 12:30 AM 

Anonymous Anonymous had this to say:

Oooh, oooh. Teach me please! I'd call that a raging success.


January 9, 2010 at 10:00 PM 

Anonymous Anonymous had this to say:

Can't wait to see it on your mom at

January 12, 2010 at 9:41 AM 

Blogger Sweet Yet Sassy had this to say:

Ha ha! This story totally reminded me of the friendship bracelet L'il C tried to make this week..... totally messed up but I let her know how proud I was of her effort! :)

....At least yours looks good. :)

January 19, 2010 at 12:25 PM 

Anonymous Anonymous had this to say:

Well....your mom wore the scarf to work yesterday and she looked marvelous, just marvelous. I'm not sure she wore it quite like you instructed....but it worked. Keep on stitchin' hun!!

January 22, 2010 at 10:13 AM 

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