I'm done! I did it! I'm awesome! Pictures tomorrow.
Immediately after finishing my scarf I began my next project and ended in a pissy spitting match with the yarn, hook and my stupid fingers. I switched hooks and I switched yarn. I reread the directions. I couldn't do it! My results were so tight and unworkable that I could get the hook in to make the stitches. I felt stupid and humble. Perhaps I'm not meant to crochet. Maybe I need to chance the class I'm starting next week.
I read my new favorite blog and found that the author was struggling with knitting. Oh timely post. I'm struggling with crocheting AND with knitting (because I haven't learned how to do that yet either).
So then I thought about it. I did a more complicated double crochet stitch on my scarf. It wasn't easy at first. I started over a thousand times. Once when I had about four inches of fabric I realized that I had made yet another mistake. So I began pulling it all out. Mister who was sitting next to me became alarmed - "WHAT are you doing?" Still I got my German out and began again. I watched You Tube how to videos, I tried, tried and tried. And now I have a scarf.
So why couldn't I managed to do a single crochet stitch? After reading the before mentioned blog I decided to hit You Tube again. I watched in amazement as a woman demonstrated this stitch which I could not do. And you know something MY FREAKING DIRECTIONS SKIPPED A WHOLE STUPID FREAKING STEP!!! I wasn't stupid, I wasn't not destined for crocheting greatness. My simple beginner's purse is still in sight for this beginner. I have the knowledge of the forbidden to write about and publish in the stupid beginner's book missing step. Crochet bastards.