the February Lady has captured my attention. I continue to stitch four rows at a time. one lace repeat at a time, it begins to resemble an actual sweater. all the items I've knit up until now were just the practice I needed to feel confident enough to start this project, which was way out of my comfort zone.
today I stepped out of that zone again when I had my first crochet lesson. It was uncomfortable, scary, confusing...just like it was when I started knitting. the speed and fluidity kathy was crocheting made my attempts seem somewhat childlike. but with her encouragement, I have a few rows of single crochet to show you.
this post was meant for me today. many of jodi's feelings about her grandmother are my own. Thanksgiving day will be the one year anniversary of my grandmother's death. she was such an inspiration to me. she did it all-needlepoint, knitting, crochet, sewing, and quilting. and now many of her tools are mine- knitting needles, crochet hooks, and her quilt frame. although she didn't teach me one of her crafts, she inspired me to try. I hope you have someone inspiring you today!