When the sun rose this morning, it was clear that I had spent a raucous weekend indulging every crochet crafting whim I had.
I had begun my weekend as soon as my youngest son and I got home from his trumpet lesson on Friday. I had all kinds of plans for what I wanted to get done, and it couldn’t wait until Saturday morning.
By the time I went to sleep last night, I was midway through several projects, and when I awoke this morning, I was greeted by books and yarn and hooks strewn about. Unfinished projects clamored for my attention.
I spent the first two hours of the day attempting to bring order to my unruly crafting in an effort to create a more visually tranquil space to do my work.
I started by winding several messy, partial skeins of yarn into more orderly balls of yarn. Then I gathered the yarn scraps that littered the floor, returned several crochet books and magazines that I had been perusing to their appointed places on my bookshelf dedicated to crochet, and put away a large project that I knew I would not get to today.
With my workspace somewhat cleared, I then began work on my crochet projects, and while I made modest progress on two larger projects, the thing that brought me most delight today was a small, beaded circle I crocheted.
Using Red Heart Super Saver yarn and a flexible beading needle (available both in stores and online from Darice), I threaded several dozen mini pony beads (also from Darice) onto the yarn.
The beads fit securely onto the yarn and did not slip and slide which was (for my purposes) a good thing:
Using a 4.5 mm crochet hook, I then made a circle:
While the movements were at times awkward and unfamiliar, I can see that with a little practice, crocheting with beads has the potential to allow me to add even more color to my work, and that (to my mind) makes it a skill worth developing.