I think it's important to have goals in life.
When I was young I wanted to be an Olympic gymnast - but that was never going to happen (well, not unless they added "cart horse" as a gymnastic discipline). Later I wanted to be a Forensic Scientist - but that was never going to happen on account of the fact that whilst I have a great aptitude for biology, I suck (badly) when it comes to Chemistry and maths. I always wanted to get my degree and to get married and have a family - so I guess along the way there are some goals I've achieved.
Anyway. I have a point to this. Honestly.
After seeing things like these little guys and this very gorgeous thing on my bloggy travels my new goal that I'm setting myself for the remainder of 2008 is to learn how to crochet (because you know, what I really need is another craft? Right? ;P). It's one thing I have never been able to master. I think I didn't learn when I was younger because my Mum doesn't crochet (and not learning how is listed amongst one of her regrets in life) so she was never able to teach me in the way she taught me to knit. See, if you work really hard you really can blame your parents for everything (I hope Gracie never reads this! Eek!).
I had a quick trip to the library after work today. I love libraries. I could happily have whiled away an hour or so there. I managed to pick up these two basic crochet books (and a book with knitted toy patterns, but that's a whole other story) to get me started.
I have plenty of yarn (not too much you understand, but a pleasant little stash that is accumulating) and a single crochet hook that I
Wish me luck! I anticipate there being some flying yarn activity later this evening as my crochet attempts get unceremoniously lobbed across the living room. Ahhh.... it'll be just like when I was learning to knit. That takes me back *sigh*.