Friday, May 25, 2012

It just keeps getting easier and "better."


As you all know, my friend Curley has taught me to crochet. It all began last March, (the one in 2011), and has continued. I started out doing very simple patterns, simple stitches, and still, it took me a while to learn those basics.
Curley has been encouraging me to try some things that are "just a little" more challenging. Today, I finished my most challenging piece to date. It's a shawl created as a gift for a friend of Prof's. It took longer than any other piece I have done. And, I must admit, by the time I got it done I was tired of the color "Honeydew."
But, here it is. Let me know what you all think! (And, no, I don't want to make that pattern again anytime soon.!)

Peace,
JE

9 comments:

Curley said...

It is absolutely beautiful. I'm glad you stuck it out to the end, even the fringe.

Dragonfly Daydreams said...

There is a wonderful (although unfortunately out of print) picture book called The Long Red Scarf
Your beautiful shawl brought it to mind - I think it's a story you would like.

Lilith said...

That is beautiful!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Jimmie, this is very beautiful and you cranky had the patience and talent to see it through. It is a lovely gift and handmade ones are a,ways the best!

Schez said...

Wow! I wish I could find someone to teach me crochet; it's a beautiful art! I bought a book to try and self-teach but I really am a visual learner... I need someone to show me.
Well done on your completed project, I'm sure the receiver will be most happy!

Jimmie Earl said...

Schez,
I was shown the very basics, then I got a book, "Crochet for Dummies" which is not only helpful, but funny as well! and I also turn to Youtube videos if I need help. I think you need to persevere and keep on trying. My friend Curley was patient with me, and that helped a lot. Ask around where you shop or work or worship. Surely there is someone available to help you get started. Find a shop that sells yarn, knitting and crocheting supplies. The personnel there are always glad to help out. Good Luck!!

Schez said...

Thank you for your advice, it definitely is something would like to learn. I work in a school where you think I would find at least one person who could teach me lol, but I haven't found them yet! I might try my local wool shop, I never thought to ask the lady in there...

Brian said...

J.E.

Nice work!

TSMK

Lilith said...

JE, thank you so much for taking the time to crochet this beautiful shawl for me. I have always wanted a "pointy" shawl and this was beyond any expectation I ever had.

You, my dear sir, are talented WAY beyond what you give yourself credit for!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!