I'm in the middle of working on a very large overambitious project for my blog birthday next week. So what do I do instead of work on it? Decide it's time to seriously practice my crocheting of course. I had my friend Teresa come over yesterday and give me some pointers. I was hoping she could tell me why everything I try to crochet goes so astray. I figured a few things out but I'm still so sucky at it. I tried to make this apple potholder from this vintage pattern I found. And, well, you can see how it turned out. Guess I need to buy the correct gauge yarn if I don't want huge scary leaves. And my core is waaay off. But it is recognizable as an apple right? That's something!
UPDATE: actually now that I'm looking at it here online, the pattern and the potholder side by side, the leaf is about right. go figure.
I was inpsired to try crochet again after getting this super cutie crocheted dollop of cream that I ordered from Cheryl in the mail last week. Thanks Cheryl for making such cute things! I love him so much. Oscar's a big fan too. We actually took him to the park the other day. She also sent this very cute magnet which has cheered my fridge right up.