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Jazzy The Hooker....... Finally

Posted Apr 24 2013 12:26pm

I've wanted to be one for a very long time, ever since I was a child in fact.

I even had some instruction on it  in school, a kind of a taster to introduce us to this age-old craft. I didn't take to it then although I did take to another related discipline. In fact I became quite proficient at that. Mostly thanks to my mother who was very good at it herself.

I was particularly smitten when my Godmother presented me with an item of clothing when I was a child, that really had me hooked - if you'll. pardon the pun. I really looked the part in that dress.....

Over time I've forgotten about this ambition of mine, until late last year when I started paying for some weekly instructions. I've really taken to it this time around, perhaps because I am more mature now? I even spend some Saturday night's doing it at home. Mr Jazzy and Teen Boy don't object, I just take myself into the sitting room to indulge in my new found passion, leaving them in peace.

I really wanted to do it when I was pregnant too but.....












Oh..... wait a minute..... when I said 'Hooker' ..... you didn't think...... Oh no, no, no. no.... I'm not talking about that age old craft! No, not at all. I mean the other age old craft - the craft of crochet, people: crochet!! What are ye like?!










See, I really wanted to crochet a christening blanket when I was pregnant on Teen Boy, there were so many impressive patterns for crocheting. I eventually found a suitable knitting pattern and made this intricate blanket instead


But I never gave up on my ambition of being a Hooker and now, thanks to the weekly publication: The Art of Crochet I have become quite a proficient Hooker! I still love to knit but am really enjoying crochet too.

It is a great way to learn as each week you crochet a square, learning different stitches as you go, that will eventually become a blanket. At €4.95 per issue it will arguably be the most expensive blanket ever! I've completed 30 squares to date as you can see from this


I also had to learn to embroider, something I hate
and am not very good at so don't look too closely!
You also get an interesting pattern or 2 every week. A measure of how well you're learning how to crochet, or to knit, is how you can break away from basic instructions and follow a pattern. By week 3, thanks to my knitting experience, I was able to make these


And here's what I'm working on now



I'm doing well but week 32 has me totally stumped. The people at Hachette Partworks aren't being very helpful so I now call on all  you more professional Hookers out there to help me decipher! It simply doesn't make sense to me. Can you figure this out?


                                  It's step 4 to 5 that's the problem. I don't think they explain it properly. 
                                                  Trying to create this 'Mock Cable Square':




Meanwhile I'll carry on, the weekly patterns have given me lots of ideas for various projects which will keep me very busy and out of trouble. While hands that do crochet can still sip wine, they are less likely to dip into the crisp packet ;-)

I'll leave you now, a very versatile Jazzy - who went  from being a Hoofer to a Hooker, in 3 easy steps!



xx

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