Thursday, 10 April 2008

Setting Goals.


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 stole borrowed from my Mum (begging the question of why she has a crochet hook when she doesn't crochet - obviously it's a goal she's still harbouring ;)) so I'm raring to go to see if I can make it work.

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*.



Monkee Maker said...

Oh fab! I've been working on some granny squares recently. I love them! Are they retro or am I just getting old though, that's the question.

You already know I love Charlie's pigeons, and the blanket you linked to is gorgeous too, and I'm sure that before long you'll be making fabulous crochet creations.

Have fun hooking tonight!


ps. Cart horse?? Pah!

pps. Hmm, think I need to start a new cro pro now ....

Marmadaisy said...

I'm sure you'll have an army of little arigumi things in no time! Can't wait to see!

Unknown said...

I knew there was a reason I liked you! My degree is in Forensic Science. :) LOL.

Good luck with your new project!

April said...

Good luck with the crochet - I can't do it either!

April xx

kim said...

Good luck with the croceht--since you like biology, you should check out the crocheted coral reef someone posted about on BW (was it Jamie?) that almost got me wanting to learn to crochet :)

Rhea said...

I love libraries also. I think it's great your going to learn to crochet. I'd love to learn to do something useful like that, actually make things with my hands. I will one day, I promise! Good luck and go for it!

Mrs Moog said...

Good luck with the crochet!

My mum tried to teach me many times but I never got it! After she died I was determined to learn so that I could carry on where she left off.

Three blankets later I think I can now say I can crochet!!!

If I can - I'm sure you can too :)