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Feb 21, 2012

: Yelling at You Tube :

Monkey see- Monkey able to do...

Thats my motto.

Written instructions and I are not copacetic. I read. I re-read. I not understand.

Give me 'insert tab A under slot YC' and you have me muttering and flinging the directions into a dark corner and wishing for a cigarette and a refreshing beverage.

So... my Latest pursuit (as mentioned in my previous post) is grasping the Easy Beginner Simple Crocheted Granny Square.


LinkI turned to You Tube.
And found a Lovely Woman with Saintly Patience... gently showing s.l.o.w.l.y. the way to start a Granny Square.



-Just a slight aside: That Granny Gal must have been a genius to figure this stuff out !!

So, hook at hand. Yarn all loosely rolled. Deep calming breaths. Nice and well lit craft area (actually hunched over the keyboard).

Begin to watch the video...

And therein my sanity begins to Un-Ravel... and granted my Sanity was only loosely attached to begin with...

I see her method. Understand the hook and flip and yarn over etc.

So after several tries I find my self- Quite Hysterically-

Yelling at You Tube.

This marvelous woman whose deft fingers show me how to proceed... being screeched at "Wait-Stop-Slow Down !!!"

"StopStopStop"...

Doesn't help that I am one of those who sees much better without her bifocals that with... but need the bifocals to see the computer screen. So, there is also quite a bit of whipping my specs off and back on, thus losing yarn, crochet hook, mouse to click Pause, sight of where she is in the video , and thusly I am tipped into unhinged bewilderment...

The Girls were starting to watch me out of the corners of their eyes. And Move ever so slowly closer.
Poor Darlings.

Kuchi...

Here is the first ever partially re-done gobs of times all stretched out slightly grubby crusted with salty tears Greenish Granny Square...
And somehow I got a blister...


Not too bad iffin I do say...


My Second "First-Ever" Granny Square...

So Here are some examples of what I am hoping will be the first of Many (okay... A Couple... Maybe...) Crocheted blanky-throws...








Besides, I Must keep this hooky needle busy and flashing with ever lovelier coverlet creations - BeCause I Keep Buying Yarn !!!



Just my First Yarn order...

Baa Baa Black Sheep... Three Baskets Full !?!
xoxo

4 comments:

Kath said...

they look great! thank heavens for youtube, as I am the same. I have loads of books explaining all sorts of wonderful crafts, but my mind goes blank when I try to read the instructions and I put it back on the shelf.

Sherri B. said...

Oh my, you did a great job!!! I remember how hard it was for me to learn many moons ago..I still mess up and things sometimes get bigger than they are supposed to be...who knows how that happens. Keep up the good work and thanks for a few laughs in the post..hahahaha! - Love the pretty photo of your sweet kitty! xo

Willow said...

Your granny squares look great. I have tried and tried to make them, but cannot. I will go and watch that video and give it a try again. Thanks for sharing.

Magnolia Verandah said...

Oh Well done!