I was pretty pleased with it, especially because before yesterday I had only ever once used a crochet hook, and that was to put a simple border on a knitted blanket. It was hard to get my head around all the stitches using just 1 colour though, so I abandoned that to work on my first ever granny triangle:
To make it I followed the absolutely excellent instructions on the Attic 24 blog. I am hoping to move on to producing a whole line of bunting. I've got lots of remnants of wool leftover from the many knitting magazines I have bought this year, and it would be great to use them up in a practical (and pretty) way.
I've now finished my first triangle, but have yet to block it. It's a bit wonky, and I haven't darned the ends in yet, but I like it:
I couldn't be more delighted with how quickly I was able to make something with my new skill. Knitting took a lot longer to get started with. I haven't given up on knitting though, and in amongst my crochet posts and baking writing I'm sure some knitting will follow.
I only discovered Lucy's blog at Christmas this year, and have been reading it avidly for the last few days - it is very inspiring and I really love her use of colour. I can thoroughly recommend it - the home page is here.
I just showed this post to my partner who said "but you're called baking doctor and this seems to be about crochet". This is a fair point, but I felt it would be odd to start a separate blog, so am keeping the same name. I'll see how I get one with it, but plan to intersperse crochet with baking, knitting and book reviews over the next few months.