Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Crochet..past and present!!

I love to crochet, do you ? !
My first attempt was when I was in 6th form.
(I learned to play Bridge (amongst other things) in 6th form too..but that's another story!)
I crocheted myself a bag in which to keep my tennis balls. I'll never forget it as this bag was bright red and black...and soooo cool hanging on my shoulder. ;-)
Anyway, enough of delving into my sporty past, apart from to say that this crocheted tennis bag saved me from a nasty accident, when one day, I was walking by the Old Exeter Road, in Newton Abbot, on a very narrow pavement.
A car came on to the kerb and hit my side..but I was ok as the bag and the tennis balls acted as padding ! Good job... as I was skinny in those days!
Thank god for crochet is what I say;-)
And lovely books like this.. (which were not available when I was in 6th form)

This is one gorgeous book!
I acquired it recently..and love it!
(The Book Depository is cheapest)
I have others...which I'll show another time..except for this one below, (I think it was a Patons booklet similar to this, which I used all those years ago ) which makes me laugh...do you dress up to do your crocheting?
Here's one she made earlier..I bet its perfect!...
And you may have noticed my lovely (rather bright) pink string bag, picked up at the M&S food checkout in Exeter on Saturday (went lovely with the lad's gown and mortar board ;-)
Joking aside..brill for keeping your Rowan yarn..string it up somewhere handy to
show it off at its best ;-)
They do a lime green one too..one to get another day for sure!

21 comments:

thriftymrs said...

I haven't done crochet in a good five or six years but I loved it. I'm going to have to go and pick up my hooks from my mother's house.

Country Cottage Chic said...

I *used* to know how to crochet many moons ago but have completely forgotten!
I have one of those pink bags too!

LittleGem said...

I don't know how to crochet but I love looking at it on other people's blogs. Ooh I cannot believe I missed the postman today he usually comes at about 2pm but today came at 12 and I missed him by minutes! Will go to the sorting office tomorrow to collect the parcel! I am soooo excited! XX Gem

Ragged Roses said...

I'm afraid I'm one of those who love to admire other people's crochet as I am a complete non-starter. One day! I Love the pink bag
Kimx

LittleGem said...

Hiya Sal, just wanted to let you know I have tagged you - sorry if you've had it before xx

http://lavenderhouse.typepad.com said...

Hi

I love the pink bag. Just sorting my wool out. I like the idea of the motif book. I am rubbish at following patterns though - must try harder!

Love Emmaxxxxx

summerfete said...

Ooh I want to learn to crochet do bad!!
I have tried it's tricky to begin with.
Clare

twiggypeasticks said...

I STILL can't crochet - bah!
Twiggy x

Shabby Chick said...

Love the colourful piccies Sal, I could crochet when I was about 10 but like knitting I seem to have lost all ability! I'm hoping my daughters will be able to do both as they have their lovely grandma to teach them and hopefully will keep it up.

Mel xxx

Kitty said...

Oooh, those books look so tempting. I haven't crocheted in years until recently. I am mulling over having an attempt at a ripple blanket. Just mulling! x

MarmaladeRose said...

Wow! What lovely zingy colours. I love it when you tell us which books you like best.
I just wanted to say thank you so much for the lovely words you left on my blog. I was really touched. They meant so much to me, especially coming from you Sal.I'm so insecure about my own work, full of doubt. Your words really boosted my confidence, today I will have a go at making my very own pattern for the first time. Thank you for your care and support. Love Fi x

MarmaladeRose said...

Me again. I thought you'd crocheted that pink string bag! Fi x

Hollypop's said...

Thanks for dropping by Sal, it's always great to discover another blog. I love your pictures so colourful. I'm 'trying' to crochet squares for a blanket for Holly at the moment. Coming on slowly.
Your needle cases are very pretty.
Take care.
Nickyx

LittleGem said...

Not sure if my comment was sent jut then but will just say a BIG THANKYOU for my giveaway prize! I will post about it in a little while! XX

LittleGem said...

Oh Sal I am very very happy indeed! Thankyou for such a wonderful giveaway xxx Gem

Rosie said...

Oh, gosh, I remember going with my Mum and a friend to crochet lessons in the village school in the early seventies - we all made a waistcoat - I would say mine was similar to the one on the pattern but of course it was nothing like as mine wasn't very neat - just the same colour:)

MaryPoppins said...

Ohooo how I wish I could crochet :)

I am on the lookout for a cute little book, Ladybird's How To Crochet, yes it is for a child, but it looks so sweet and I think would be a really good book for me to learn from, I shall keep looking :)

I love the bag too, I have a turtle bag, very similar in the same colour, it is called a turtle bag beacuuse so many Turtles are getting trapped in carrier bags in the seas, and as the string bag is reusable we are helping the environment, and therefore the beautiful turtle too :)

Mary

X

MaryPoppins said...

Ohooo how I wish I could crochet :)

I am on the lookout for a cute little book, Ladybird's How To Crochet, yes it is for a child, but it looks so sweet and I think would be a really good book for me to learn from, I shall keep looking :)

I love the bag too, I have a turtle bag, very similar in the same colour, it is called a turtle bag beacuuse so many Turtles are getting trapped in carrier bags in the seas, and as the string bag is reusable we are helping the environment, and therefore the beautiful turtle too :)

Mary

X

janeyre said...

I LOVE YOUR COLORFUL BLOG. IT'S EYE CANDY FOR THOSE OF US WHO HAVE SEEN LOTS OF SNOW AND GREY DAYS FOR THE LAST FEW MONTHS. (I LIVE IN THE MIDWEST, USA) I CROCHET QUITE A LOT, (AND KNIT) STOP BY MY BLOG, IF YOU'D LIKE. I AM POSTING SOME PHOTOS OF SOME THINGS I HAVE CROCHET USING BITS OF OLD LACE AND DOILIES AS A STARTING POINT. I AM NOT FOND OF FOLLOWING PATTERNS, SO I USUALLY DESIGN AS I GO. ARE YOU GOING TO BE IN THE MAY CRAFT FAIR?

She'sSewPretty said...

My daughter has that book. She is so much better at crochet than me. I hate that it takes so long to finish a project. I'm slowly making a granny square blanket. I'm a quarter done. Hopefully, I'll have it done by next winter. Hah!

asti said...

I like the look of that crochet book, Sal. Do I reeeeally need another one :) ?