Here are my granny squares. The blue was made in class and I did skip two double crochet stitches on my first round (you can see it on the left hand inside middle). I didn't have time in the practice part of the class to rip out and go back. When I got home I pulled out scrap sock yarn to try it smaller scale. I've mixed feelings about granny squares. They seem dated and slightly tacky. Hmm, perhaps I should look for contemporary uses for them. I just think afghan that smells like old lady decor and slightly musty.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
First crochet class was last night. Granted, I have not been feeling great since Saturday but I went anyway. I was hopeful to learn new stitches, find community, and get out of the house for a few hours. I did learn to make granny squares and half double stitch. But I didn't find community. There were only four students in class - three of them came together. The teacher wasn't very helpful or knowledgeable. I was hoping for discussion, yarn talk, yarn shop talk, etc. She came in with her bargain big box shop yarn. While I myself have some bargain yarn, I try to shop the yarn stores as much as possible. The quality is better and I'm supporting local business.