So I have this weird "100% wood pulp lenpur" yarn that I got onsale the other day, and I've decided I want to make a Sakura spring scarf out of it.
Bt I want the scarf to be made of flowers, which means I need to learn to crochet. I used to know how, but I hadnt done it in ages. It took me about a week and a half to re-learn because all the crappy diagrams I was trying to use were messing me up, and the hook and yarn I was using werent helping (red heart yarn and a big plastic hook). I eventually was directed to the Martha Stewart webpage, and tried again on my silky wood-lenpur yarn with a smaller alluminum hook and BINGO! Easy crochet :)
Here's my first swatch:
Now all I have to do is figure out a cherry blossom crochet pattern...
In the meantime though I bought a bunch of cheapo red heart yarn on base and am going to try making fruit and vegetable shaped purses, similar to the strawberry purse I saw on craftster.