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6/09/2008

Hooking Lessons

No, I wasnt' hanging out on Sunset Blvd. this weekend learning about the oldest profession. It was quite a busy weekend with the highlight being the Basic Crochet & Amigurumi workshop I took. I recently bought a kit to make this cute little chipmunk (lower left of photo) and then realized I needed to learn hooking basics first. I've been trying to teach myself to crochet with an old school book and it just wasn't working out. I'm either a bad student or a bad teacher! Probably a bit of both.

Well, I certainly know more than I did before my class. I'm by no means an expert, but I can at least understand the patterns and have high hopes for crafting "Chippy Chip." I do tend to be a slow learner when it comes to motor skills (which makes it hilarious that I'm in the profession I'm in!), so I got a lot of individual attention. Most of the students finished their bats by the end of the workshop yesterday. I had to complete mine at home, but I was determined to finish. His bottom half is tapered because of some difficulty I initially had with the counting and placing the stitch marker. I got the hang of it though and am pleased with the upper two-thirds.

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Once I had the finished product, I was indeed a happy hooker!

8 comments:

Nanette said...

Very cool!

Shayne said...

Awesome! Can't wait to see Chippy Chip :)

ambitious hamster said...

excellent! sounds like a fun class! i have been scared to try one even though i can crochet...maybe you can give me lessons...

justJENN said...

You said hooker.

Will K. said...

Super cute. And your post title made milk come out my nose.

Aggie said...

Is that cookie edible? Lol! Very cute ... and glad to hear you are a happy hooker at last!

Darlene said...

I didn't know they had classes for hooking! Who knew?!

Sarah said...

Awesome. I love to crochet, but I know I stitch. I'm quite impressed!!

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