I signed up at the HCC for a community education class. It is just 3 sessions for $40, what a bargain.
The original blurb said we would be doing Christmas—Thread—projects. I have been having a bit of trouble getting an angel to come out properly, I think because I am left-handed and I am not turning it in a correct direction.
Anyway, for the first class period, I stuffed a carry-all bag full of Christmas colors of threads and yarns, and several sizes of crochet hooks, and my booklet of Christmas patterns, and off I went to last week’s crochet class.
As it happens, the leader says that was a mis-print in the brochure, and the patterns she gave us used 4 ply yarn. Even though the pre-requisites were knowing the single and double stitches, there were a couple ladies who still had trouble doing the double.
In other words, I did not get what was advertised.
When I showed the leader my Christmas pattern booklet and asked what she thought, she said it was too small for her to work with. Working with size 10 bedspread cotton was too small. I usually use size 30 cotton and a steel hook size 12 for my crosses and lace.
There were several patterns put in front of us, and she said she would be around to get us started. When she was on person 3, I had found the pattern for the potholder, and had already gotten to the second round and had laid it down to do my count. The lady sitting next to me said she had never seen anyone do a chain so fast.
When I got home, I explained to Husband that one of the reasons I had signed up was so that I was not the teacher, that I could just be in good company and crochet. I did not want to be the one that anyone else asked for help.
It did not work out that way. There have been too many times when I am the one who figures out a pattern for me to sit by and wait.
Next week, there is a request for me to show them how to do bookmarks using size 10 bedspread cotton, the kind I made 28 of for my Kiddie Lit class Christmas gifts.
I figure the more people who know how to read a pattern and keep the craft alive, the better. Who knows, there may be a job for me in teaching a crochet class in the HCC Community Ed department!
I might never get that little blue angel done!
Or maybe I’ll figure it out when I am done with Algebra.
A crochet pattern can’t be too hard after a graphing calculator, right?!
~~love and Huggs, Diane
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