Many, many years ago when I was a child I was taught how to crochet by a lovely lady that my mum was a home help for (now known as home carers). During the holidays my mum was able to take me to work with her (something I am sure would not be allowed now) and I used to sit with the lady in question and we would crochet while my mum did the household chores. Once I left school I didn’t do any crochet and a few years ago I did a refresher course with the intention of taking it up again – I even bought a couple of books to help give me a visual reminder but they remained tucked on our bookshelf.
This week on one of the blogs I follow I saw that Michelle of Michelle’s Stitchcraft place is starting a new business venture using eco-friendly yarns from South Africa. I decided to pay the African Yarns website a visit and while I was there a few balls of the yarn fell into a basket and before I knew it had been checked out – that was on Tuesday evening and this morning they arrived – very quick service. The colours are beautiful – as you can see I have picked a variety of colours as I just couldn’t decide on one colour. The intention is to make simple granny squares to get me back into crochet again. They are so soft and the colours look far better in real life. All I need to do now is dust off my crochet hook and crochet book and make a start on using them.