( something weird is happening to this post..it keeps wanted to change to Russian?) anyway I tried to fix it 3 x now) if it sounds a bit odd in the first paragraph, just keep reading lol)
I got there at the exact time after going around the block 3 x to find a parking spot ... I put money in a metre only to find it did not work, lost $ 4.00 there ... so I drove around again, I found another metre and put another $ 4.00 in it and voila it worked .... So I walk up a block to the quaint shop, it was the size of my kitchen, they were there to greet me, that was nice ...
We got right into my private crochet class. She WAS nice and sweet and we Started with A GRANNY SQUARE .... I Already Knew how to do That, But I Went Along Just Thinking she wanted to cover the Basics ... OK ... PASSED by the Hour Quickly to only Find out That is All she Taught me. .. One Granny Square using My own Wool and When I Went to Pay the cost WAS $ 30.00 Because Apparently the time I Entered the store till the moment I left the cost Went up an Extra $ 10.00 . Ok, I paid, left with my single granny square using my own wool and drove an hour home, cost of gas of there and back approx $ 10.00 .... So my little adventure in learning crochet and supporting a local yarn shop to be I taught something I already had learned for FREE on YOU tube cost me $ 48.00 for one granny square ...
(Observation ... when the teacher has to ask for help on a granny square .... mmmmm) and by the way I am not a FAN of granny squares..lol
HOWEVER, there is some GREAT NEWS to share about FREEEEEEEEE classes ...
1. you can watch them over and over
2. you can stop anytime for a Powder room break
3. you can stay home and watch them
4. THEY ARE FREE ...
Here are my favourites so far ...! ALLLLL FREE crochet Classes!
A simple crochet flower for beginners. (She is a treat)
Great to teach the simplicities of just plain crochet for Beginners .. (that is me)
Beginner Friendly baby blanket
I love that she tells you right off what you will need ... POPCORN flower
A granny square made easy, this is what I learned before my class ... (thought this lady was excellent)
and yes the Magic Circle one of you shared ... thank you!
So last evening after returning from our lecture on Food Flavourings ... (more on that tomorrow)
I gathered by yarn and started crochet ... I started off with a few rows of just simple crochet and then got bored ... So I started playing and ended up with this pattern that looked to me like GINGHAM ... lol I have no idea what it is called, as I was just crochet without a pattern, just PLAYING ...
I like it so much, I think I would like to make a READING shawl using this pattern ...
But first I need more lessons ... I am not giving up ... I have already scheduled another class in a few weeks with a lovely Lady named Susan, who is a PRO ... I think I need a PRO, again to teach me what the stitches mean and what I did here .... wink ...
Does anyone know what this top half is called ????? Did I already design a stitch? .... Hardly think so .... wink ..
Not all was lost in my day yesterday, as we were driving home from our Lecture .... this beautiful summer cloud was playing peekaboo with the sun ....
It just made my heart still for a second ... There really is so much beauty around us ... So much for us to really appreciate and never take for granted ...... Sure I get disappointed, but here is what I have learned .... How can we ever appreciate all the GOOD in the world if we do not sometimes get the UGLY .... WE would never know the difference, would we ....?
Deal with it, mourn it and get over it? that is my motto ..
Now where is my crochet hook and wool ....?
YOU Matter ..