I have been running a fair few workshops over the last few months but on Saturday it was time to be the student. I went to a beginners crochet workshop taught by Sara Thornett at A Good Yarn as an early birthday present.
I've struggled with crochet for ages. Grandma taught me to make granny squares when I was younger but I learnt how to do it by rote rather than the individual stitches and why I was doing what I was doing so when I looked at any crochet patterns, even the fab tutorials by Attic 24, I still didn't have a clue what was going on. When I crocheted my Woolsack cushion together last month, I was that cack-handed with my hook that I ended up with pins and needles for the next 48 hrs so I was a little nervous about the workshop to say the least!
Sara was fab, really friendly and helpful and let everyone move at their own pace. No-one felt like they were being rushed and we all managed to make practise pieces during the day that weren't too wobbly!
Kate, and all of the other lovely ladies at A Good Yarn kept us topped up with cake and cups of tea and it was lovely to have a day off work and learn a new skill.
My biggest worry of the day was that I would get home and still wouldn't be able to make any sense of patterns so when I got home I had a look at the pattern I have been wanting to make for years (I have maybe had the yarn for over a year!), the ripple blanket and was amazed when I understood exactly what I was supposed to be doing. I made a little face cloth to practise.
Now my only problem is that I don't have enough time to do everything I wanted to do before I learnt to crochet. I don't stand a chance now that I can crochet too!