Monday, March 1, 2021

Yes, Sir, That's My Baby

 The Young One thought she would like to try to crochet so she asked if I could show her. I was taught how to crochet right-handed so I showed her how I hold the crochet hook with my right hand and how I hold and control the yarn and tension with my left to make basic chains. When she was a teen she had a crochet kit and we reminisced how she crocheted an enormously long chain that stretched from the playroom downstairs all the way up the stairs and into the kitchen.

She said she's been watching some YouTube videos. Off she went with the crochet hook and yarn. A few hours later she returned to show me her progress. Did she work a simple granny square, potholder, or scarf?



Nope, she decided she wants to make a pair of dragon scale fingerless gloves. I have a pattern in my crochet file which I've shared with her. She decided she wants to use the dragon scale stitch but to make her own pattern. Yes, sir, that's my baby.

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  1. Good for the young one. I always have to go my own way too so I love hearing about someone who does. Love her choice of yarn colors too.

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    1. This is practice yarn. I have some variegated yarn in deep blue, purple green and a cranberry red she liked. I don't know if she's going to look for yarn with more of her color, red.

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  2. First of all I'm TOTALLY impressed that you can crochet right handed! Just thinking about it makes my brain hurt! Secondly....YAY to the Young One! I love that she dances to a different drummer! You go girl! :D

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    1. One of the girls I used to work with at the hospital taught me. She was very, very patient. Yeah, I love the Young One's fearlessness.

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  3. Is your daughter right or left-handed I, being left-handed and my grandmther being right, I mirrored her. Sat in front of her and learned that way. I have never heard of a dragon scale fingerless glove before. I will have to look it up. I LOVE TO CROCHET. It relaxes me. Good post!

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    1. The Young One is right-handed. I couldn't figure out the mirroring so my friend just taught me right-handed.

      The stitch that is being used is called dragon scales, crocodile, or mermaid. I know you'll love that one. Let me know if you want the link to the pattern. I made them as a gift for a friend.

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  4. Well done to your young one, may the crocheting go well.

    All the best Jan

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  5. She is quite a talented young lady, your young one, dear CJ. I'm off to read what I've missed.

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  6. that's cool that she is learning and did a project. i crocheted years ago one afghan blanket with some kind of simple stitch and wish now i had learned more about it. i remember doing some kind of crewel embroidery that was fun too - i made a sampler of a calendar...have no clue where it went.

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    1. I like the fact that we share the love of the same things

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  7. Talented like her mom! Way to go!

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  8. I'm glad to hear she's a dragon fan. They are great creatures. :-)

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    1. The Young One has loved dragons since she was little.

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