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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of three. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and will have been married for 55 years this February.

Monday, February 22, 2021

PERSEVERANCE FINALLY PAYS OFF

 I was inspired to pick up my crochet hook after my last blog post about a young boy named Jonah who is a prodigy at crocheting. 

I found this lovely crochet pattern for a baby blanket on the internet but there were no written instructions.  The creator of this pattern kept saying to look at the captions for directions to everyone who was asking for a written pattern... but the captions were as confusing as the video and it was no help to me. It looked easy enough until I tried to crochet it myself.  I wasn't the only one who found the tutorial difficult to follow as the lady talked too much and worked too fast for a beginner like me but she does amazing work. Take it from me, rug hooking is much easier.


The front posts stitches make up the diamond pattern. The yarn is white but because of the lighting, it looks more like a cream color which I would have liked but had to use white in case I would run out of yarn so it would be easy to match.

I tried so many times to make sense of it and kept getting in trouble by forgetting to pick up a front post stitch that would screw up the whole work and had to unravel two rows repeatedly. I wasn't advancing very fast but I was determined that I would not give up on this pattern.  I was especially having trouble on each end of the rows. 

Every day I thought, surely, I'll be able to have something to show for on my blog but  I had to unravel it again and again. I knew the pattern well enough but kept making silly mistakes when my mind wandered in the repetitious process. 

Now, I finally have gotten a handle on it and I still make mindless mistakes but I catch them much sooner and I'm finally making progress with hardly any unraveling.

Like many of you, I'm waiting for spring to arrive. Only 26 days till glorious spring. Hang in there and stay positive and don't forget to give thanks for what you got. It could be taken away with the blink of an eye. 

Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment even though you don't crochet.

Hugs, Julia