I am telling you this because as all of this busying was going on - in amongst all the forgotten "treasures" or "mess" I found this - and a tear did come to my eye
This is "Ann" my favourite doll and LOOK what she is wearing - one of my very FIRST crochet projects!!!
In real life she looks a little dusty and tired but the photos have brought the colours to life!
I have been trying to work out how old this crochet is and I am sure I made this when I was about 9 or 10 so in and around 40 years ago!
There is no sewing up - I have threaded drawstrings through the waist and neck - so very simple, and I love the green and lemon - still working in green today!
I clearly remember the first time I learned to crochet - a very trendy friend of mine at primary school was trying to make a poncho (they were very fashionable at the time) and I got a hook and a ball of yarn and tried to copy her, without any success, and my mum was more of a knitter - then one evening I was with my mum and our sick doggie at the vets of all places, it was busy and the waiting room had spilled over into the front garden and they had put out chairs for us. I was messing around with the hook and yarn and a lady sitting next to us taught me a chain and treble - from then on I was hooked and made my first poncho - sadly I don't have a picture of it, but I remember it was all higgledy piggledy with colours. I then progressed on to dolls clothes!
Its funny, but that kind lady introduced me to a life long love of crochet, a chance meeting, I haven't the faintest idea what she looked like - but I am very grateful to her.
Can you remember where you first learned to crochet?
Here is an update on my current crochet top - I am really enjoying this - the bamboo yarn although a bit splitty isn't too bad to get used to and feels very "drapey". I just hope I won't be disappointed when I try it on!
Gosh, I have been very "wordy" today - hope I haven't bored you with my childhood memories. Have a great weekend (over here in the UK its a Bank Holiday - so Monday off yipee!) .
Speak soon xx