Crocheting Again!

I have rekindled my love of crochet!  My Aunty Pol taught me as a child and many hooky projects have graced our home through the years.  As a new stay at home young mum I cut up and hemmed old sheets to make cot and pram sheets, crocheting all the blankets in bright woolly colours and knitting little cardis!    Even before the children arrived I made my own maternity clothes and breastfeeding nighties.

All that crochet,  sewing and knitting in those days as well as looking after the family – makes me think I had far more energy then than it actually felt like at the time!   Of course, in the early 80’s  we just didn’t have the range of low price shops which there are today and there was no online shopping so many of us had to make our own things. I made clothes and toys for the children and curtains for our house,  I enjoyed it all so it never seemed a chore.   I remember one Christmas the boys longing for the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Hero Turtle’ figures were very scarce and so I made both the boys a furry version which they loved and carried around for a long time!

teenage hero ninja turtle!

my son with his home made teenage hero ninja turtle!

Anyway after visiting Yarndale, buying the Hooplayarn and reading various blog accounts of the day  I have begun crocheting again. Amazingly I had never heard of Lucy and Attic 24 before – her blog is a wonderful find as it has lots of tutorials in very easy to follow style.    I now have a set of red bowls from the Hooplayarn and some granny squares destined to become a big throw!  Only trouble is – these days I need a rest even after just sitting down crocheting!

Talking of rests – what better than a stroll round the Handmade Monday blogs over at Handmade Harbour!

Anyway I love reading your comments – if my site won’t let you please do let me know on facebook as it was a bit iffy last week.  Thank you!

13 thoughts on “Crocheting Again!

  1. So jealous you got to go to Yarndale I bet it was fabulous. All that yarny stuff I would have come home with an empty purse but a full shopping bag!! haha

  2. Lucky you going to Yarndale! I will have to read your post. Beware Lucy’s blog is very addictive, especially when it comes to crochet.
    Ali x

  3. Yarndale looked fabulous, always great to hear someone else is crocheting, Attic24 is full of inspiration and Lucy also has a good list of other crochet blogs well worth looking at.

  4. aww i love that pic of your boy with his teenage mutant ninja turtle, you did a great job!

    Its lovely that you are getting back into crochet again after such a long break, it sounds like you’ve got off to a flying start too. I really look forward to seeing your creations 🙂 x

  5. Crochet is one of those things I’ve never had a go at (well perhaps once or twice with my grandma) but keep being tempted by because of some wonderful blogs.
    Looking forward to seeing what you make 🙂

  6. I am just learning to crochet but finding it very hard, I will bookmark the Attic24 site for when I’ve got the hang of it. I love the ninja turtle too!

  7. You sound just like my Mum. She made everything too although does less now. I managed to make the odd curtain for the house but nothing like as much as I should have done really. Hope you enjoy your re-visit to the world of crochet. How lucky you are to have so mnay different skills.

  8. You are so like my mam. She used to make all our clothes, bed spreads, curtains – you name it !!!

    I used to have the best dressed Sindy and Tiny Tears dolls for miles around…. She also made some lovely soft toys from Woman’s Weekly patterns xx

  9. My mum made clothes for both me and my sister. She made my wedding dress too. She hadn’t made clothes for ages until I bought the Great British Sewing Bee book and then made me two frocks and one for herself. Having a skill like that, or crocheting in your case, is a bit like
    riding a bike, you soon get back into the swing of things.
    I hope you’ll share some photos of what you make.

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