Wednesday, January 26, 2011

nothing but answers

I’ve really got nothing witty to say, nothing too inspiring, not much at all.  Just one of those days I guess.  One where an early bedtime sounds like the best way to go, but before I head off I thought I’d answer some questions that you guys have asked recently.  Since the house is quiet and Zac’s not home and I feel the need to talk to someone; if it’s all right, I’ll chat with all of you.  How’s that sound?

So for those of you who asked here’s some answers…

Q. Where did you find the globe on your kitchen table? 

A.  That was a Goodwill find, the markings on it say “A quality globe from the George F Cram Company.”  They do have a website and a catalogue, if you’re interested. 

Q.  I love the blue circles on the wall (do they have mirrors inside?) 

A.  Yes, they are mirrors.  I found them at TJ Maxx awhile back, they were originally gold.  Blech.  So a bit of spray paint fixed them right up.

Q.  How did you learn to crochet?

A.  I picked a book a long, long time ago that had simple/easy/foolproof directions.  I can’t remember what it was-but I grabbed it and started making small things stitch by stitch.  Check your local library, and don’t be afraid to pick up a book made for kids.  I’m just saying, for me directions tailored to a five year old seem much easier to follow.  YouTube has some great video tutorials too.

Also, I think it’s more encouraging to start by making small easy things, you don’t get frustrated at the amount of time it takes to complete a project and it gives you an opportunity to practice different stitches. 

Q.  Where did you find the pattern for the granny squares?


A.  This pattern I found on the blog Attic24.  She’s got amazing patterns and really easy to follow instructions.  Definitely a must visit. 

Q.  I love your hat, where is the pattern from?


A.  I found that one on Ravelry.  This is a great, free site with tons, I mean tons, of great patterns.  You have to create an account to use it, but once you do you’ll be able to mark and save all the patterns you like. 

Ok then, that’s really all I’ve got.  Any more questions?  Ask away!

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful discovery Ravelry is! My mom taught me to crochet when I was 12 & my first project was a granny square. I let a lot of years go by before I picked it up again...can't imagine life without it now! Thank you so much for sharing!


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