Friday, July 15, 2011

Pushing the Boundary......!!!

I've decided to step out of my comfort zone for a little bit!!  Get ready!!.....I am teaching myself to CROCHET!!  Now I know what you may be thinking...."that's so granny", or what will you do with that...."make a quilt"??   My response to both of those thoughts what if it's granny! haha.....and NOOO...i'm not gonna sit around and just make quilts!!  Let's look at all of the possibilities.......

This picture pretty much sold me on the idea of mastering this skill!

And then there was this picture!!  I must learn how to crochet before I decide to have another baby!!  :)

Or, I could make decorative baskets!!  I have plenty of places in my house that could use stylish storage!!

I could use crocheting for gifts or favors!!

Or, to make a big 'ol comfy stool!

Now, if I get really good at it, maybe I could attempt something like this.....

So now that I am fully inspired....let's step down into reality for a moment!!  :)  Currently this is where I am.....

This is my "I taught myself how to crochet" book!!  I have made it through the entire thing, learned all of the basic stitches, but now have NO CLUE how to read a pattern!!  That's my next challenge before attempting the above beauties!!  hahhha.....I obviously have a long way to go....but that's okay!!  At least I have a goal!!  

Is anyone else stepping outside of their comfort zone to learn a new skill....I like to know i'm not alone! hhaha


  1. Those stools are so cool! I've never seen that before. Good for you for learning something new!

    I'm not trying a brand new technique but I am stretching myself in my sewing. I finally mastered bias tape. Next step: zippers.