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Re: Fiber Artist: Xenobia Bailey

Thanks, Regina. I'm excited. :-)

I asked my sister to teach me a bit. Somehow she didn't believe I didn't already know--she says she remembers me crocheting a couple of scarves. I was like, "ah, no, it wasn't me, but thanks for the prophecy." LOL! It tickled me that she thought I was kidding about not knowing.

At any rate, she was a reluctant teacher and has a bit of an Emeril style to her. So, as I started my second row (yey!!!!!!!!) I may forever have stuck in my head, "okay, then you do this, bam, and then through again, bam, and then take it through one more time like this, bam." LOL! But when I took the hooks and yarn on my own to demonstrate what I had just observed, and talked my self through to boot, she told me that my 'bams' were annoying her. LOL! Go figure!

But back to my work--I actually started a 2nd--and then a 3rd row on an item that was about double the size of a pot holder. I don't have an item in mind per se, am just practicing. It's far from perfect looking, but it's a start. :-)

I'm debating whether to take lessons, but not certain yet. I saw this description for one beginner crochet class:

Three 2 hour classes

Learn all the basics of crocheting (chain, single, double and triple crochet stitches) and how to use them to whip up hats, scarves, amigurumi toys and more! Shaping and circular crocheting are introduced, as well as stitch pattern like meshes, scallops and bobbles. Begin a scarf in the first class and continue on to either a hat or shawl by the end of the session.

Materials: one skein of smooth yarn in a light or bright color (easier to see your stitches) in either worsted or bulky size. For worsted bring a size G or H crochet hook, and for bulky a J or K.

Sounds intriguing.

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