I had been thinking of teaching Pearl, and possibly Fainjin, to crochet these school holidays. They both seemed interested, and I thought it might be a fun thing to do one wet afternoon.
I hadn’t quite got around to it, but Pearl beat me to it. She has obviously reached her limit when it comes to doing “nothing much” – or nothing much that requires actual thinking. She had been reading a lot, and playing with her siblings, but in the last few days she has dusted off the Latin books and busied herself with translating some texts, and started asking me to teach her to crochet.
I started her off yesterday evening with a simple chain, using my largest hook and some bulky wool, and she chain-stitched away, unpicking it and starting over several times until it was even and a good tension. She was very pleased to realise she could crochet and watch tv at the same time!
Soon enough I was able to show her a single-crochet stitch (or maybe double crochet, I use so many American patterns I forget which name is American and which the rest of the world uses!). Today she practised more chains, over and over, then did several rows of single crochet. Her little ball of wool is starting to get quite fuzzy from being re-crocheted all the time. I’ll have to find her some more out of my stash.
At the rate she’s going, she may well have made herself a blanket by the time school goes back!
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