|My first dishcloth!!|
Last week I took a class to learn how to crochet a dishcloth. For the first hour of class I really struggled and if it wasn't for pride I would have walked out and never picked up a crochet hook again. But I had to prove to these ladies that I was smart enough to figure this out. Since the class I have made five, maybe six, dishclothes. I'm hooked. I sit in front of the tv at night and crochet away. My fingers, which often have problems with cramping and numbness, have adjusted to this new activity and seem to be working better. At least my fingers are getting some exercise. For some reason I can't get the edges quite straight so I'm not sure if these will be used for Christmas gifts...maybe next year when I've perfected the art of dishcloth-making!
My hope is that in the coming year I can learn a few more skills (today a friend is teaching me how to knit!) so that most of my Christmas gifts will be homemade. Still brainstorming on what skill I need to learn to make a gift for hubs. I don't think he wants a tutu or a dishcloth. :)