I attended a small, village, primary school in 90s. One of our courses in a third grade was called “handwork”. There I had learned crocheting for the first time. My mum is very good at crocheting so I was practicing with her.
Last time I had a crochet hook in my hands in 2011. I was on an internship in a kindergarten and teachers there wanted to prepare some Easter decorations so I made chickens like this:
This summer my Friend inspired me to take the crochet hook to my hands again. I recorded for her some video from a market with traditional products, and one of them were this lace panties. You can hear my voice on the video 😛 and see handmade bracelets made by my Sister 😀
She said – “They look wonderful. I really like them”. And I thought that I can make them as a gift for her. I am working on them now. I will post them, when they are ready.
What is for me interesting and in the same time challenging about crocheting is imperfection. Imperfection is a natural feature of handmade things. We are not able to make exactly the same thing twice. It is not a massive production managed by computers. So during crocheting I need to agree for this imperfection and in the same time let go my tendency to be perfect and make things perfectly.