Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wheelie Wednesday - Crochet

Hi everyone - it's me, Francesca!
We heard from dad yesterday morning!  He went with his Amish friend Tim to a hardware store and guess what their means of transportation was?
This is not Tim's wagon. Mom snagged this picture off the internet.  Dad chose not to take his camera to Tim's house.  He didn't want to be rude or do anything disrespectful. 
Dad said that after a few minutes into their trip, Tim asked dad if he wanted to take the reins and drive! 
Dad says that visiting Tim has been the experience of a lifetime!
Mom left Maggie and Mitch alone yesterday to go shopping with Auntie Jan.  The girls hit AC Moore, which is a craft store. She said they were inside the store for a good 2 hours having oodles of fun creating!   She only came home with one item though!
Mom is in love with the granny squares that Doyle and Mollie's mom is crocheting and she says that she really, really wants to learn how to do this!

It looks like mom has got the chain stitch down!
Now she needs to learn how to work into the chain and get the single crochet down!
hummmmmmmmmmmmmm, wish her luck! I think she's going to need it!   Fortunately, Auntie Jan knows how to crochet and she told mom that if she needs help, she's got it! 
Hopefully, we have something more exciting to show you next time!

See you all next Wednesday!

Friends forever,
Francesca

28 comments:

Bae Bae said...

I know your mom will crochet something cool for you. :)

~ Bae

Penny and Patches said...

We would think that visiting Tim WOULD be the experience of a lifetime! Such a different culture from ours!

Hey, our mom could teach your mom to crochet! She learned from her grandma when she was 9 years old. It goes much faster than knitting! We can't wait to see what your mom makes.

Aire-hugs,
Penny & Patches

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Our Mom wishes your Mom luck. We think our Mom just hasn't had the strong urge yet to learn to crochet - she tries it for about an hour and then goes back to knitting. One day maybe she'll learn - she has some great patterns though!!

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Maggie Mae said...

Your dad's visit with his friend Tim does sound like an experience of a lifetime for sure.
I am sure your mom will master the art of crocheting in no time...unlike my mom ;)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Beckett said...

Does your mom knit English ("throw") or Continental ("pick") style? My mom used to knit English and had a devil of a time learning to crochet, but then she switched to Continental style knitting and the next time she tried to learn to crochet it was much simpler.

But she still prefers knitting. Pawsonally, I prefer to make avant garde fiber arts installations all over the house, but that philistine mom of mine does not appreciate my genius. Harumph.

Beckett

Ina in Alaska said...

Good luck to your Dad at the Transplant Olympic Games in Madison! We are super duper impressed...so much so that we are going to Google this event to learn more!

Also the barn is looking FABULOUS! so much hard work in your awful heat! We have had so much rain in Anchorage this summer. Our newspaper, the Anchorage Daily News says that this could possibly be the 8th rainiest July on record!

Dad visiting Tim must be quite amazing. We look forward to his comments. Bet the food at Tim's house was delicious! xoxo

Wyatt said...

Oh fun ..a wagon ride. My mom tried knitting once....hee hee, you should see the lop sided scarf she made!

Wyatt

Simba and Jazzi said...

That looks really complicated, good luck to your Mum.

Simba and Jazzi xx

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch,
I use to knite and I use crechet at one time!! I loved doing it!! It was soothing. Now my hands are in such bad shape I can't do that any more!!! I wanted to nake a shopping bag with a scottie on it for Diane, Jazzi's mom and I am having a very hard time doing that!!!!
It is hell getting old!! Your boby just doesn't work good any more!!
XXOO, Bambi & Fern
Good luck Sue

♥I am Holly♥ said...

We bet your dad is having a great time with Tim! Crocheting...mom never could get the hang of it when her grandmother was trying to teach her decades ago. She would get one row started and quit. Best of luck!!! Moms friend in Florida makes some beautiful things doing that! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

George the Lad said...

Wow what a great time your dads having, when you said Auntie Jan I thought you was talking about me mom her names Jan!
She did used to crochet years ago, she says every body was sick of getting beanie hats.
But I'm pretty sure your mom will crochet something realy nice.
See Yea George xxx

mayziegal said...

Wow! It sounds like your dad is having the bestest time! I can't wait to see what your mom crochets. She's sooooo talented in everything else she does!

Wiggles & Wags,
mayzie

Tessa the Maltese said...

Oh what a wonderful experience for your Pop!

Sounds like your Mom had a fun time! My Mom used to crochet before she became disabled, she said it was very relaxing.

Good thing that your Mom has your Auntie Jan to help her.

Try to stay cool in this heat!

Woo woos, Tessa

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Way way bakhk, my mom used to khrochet and go afghan khrazy -

I think as I paw this, she's seeing yarn ovFUR hook in her mind!

She didn't do skhwares - she did one khontinuous one!

Hope your mom has fun!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Our Mom loves to crochet. She thinks your Mom will do just fine with it - and maybe you two will get some beautiful sweaters for the winter.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

doyle and mollie said...

woof hoo your momma is getting crafty too my momma is smiling and is rather happy she has inspired your momma - shes doing her crochet in double knit cotton yarn cos she found the colours to be more exciting than the wool there is also a fabulous book available called Essential Crochet by erica knight our momma is thinking of buying it for more project inspiration after the blankie... these blogs are good too http://attic24.typepad.com and http://carinascraftblog.wardi.dk
loves and licks

doyle and mollie said...

oh and this is a great bloggy too

http://yarnstorm.blogs.com/jane_brocket/

Eric said...

Oooo the barn is looking super. All the workers must of worked hard of course under your supervision.

Paws crossed for your Dad in his events in the games. I'll be barking him on. And can't wait to see how he gets on and learn about his visit to his Amish friend too.

Good luck to your Mom with the crochet! I hope she makes you something wheelie interesting Francesca like a ... (Eric's Mom has censored Eric's wheelie naughty comment to pretty Francesca Wheelie.)

Bocci said...

Good luck on your crochet projects :-), Maggie and Mitch's Mom! Something tells us you won't need much luck cause your skills as an artist are evident...

I hope your Dad tells Tim, straight from me, Bocci, that his collars are "super-duper"!

Your buddy,
Bocci

The Army of Four said...

Our mom wants to learn how to crochet. It was something involving strips of fabric and making a rug. We seriously think the heat has gotten to her.
Love,
Ammy

Lorenza said...

Sure your Dad had a pawesome time with his friend!
Crochet!
It has been a long time since my mom made crochet!
Happy Wednesday!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Stardust said...

You know what? I'm SURE mommy's wonderful hands will master the crochet! I'll be looking forward to her presentation!

Teddy Bear said...

We're so glad your Dad is having a great time in Amish country. We know he must be missing you all. Wow, crocheting? My Mommy says she still needs to learn how to crochet better. We can't wait to see what your Mom makes.

Love,
Teddy Bear

Inky and Molly said...

Good on ya mama for taking up a new craft!

Samantha said...

Your Mom is so crafty that she'll have the entire afghan finished in no time! My mom likes to crochet, but likes knitting a lot better! Have a great Thursday!
Big Hugs xoxoox
Sammie and the crew

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh how exciting m & m!

we know your mom is going to love crocheting!

how fun!

xoxoxo
m & e

The Strawberry Mallard said...

oooooooooo A.C. Moore.....you can get into big trouble there ( I know I do all the time )
LOVE the buggy.....way cool method of travel!
Hugz from Nancy, G-Dog and Beckarooooooooo

Tweedles -- that's me said...

My mommy crocheted during what she calls was "her other life", cause she says now she does not have a clue. And she is amazed she ever did it.
It fun to look at all your crochet stuff and read about your excitment. We can't wait to see what you make. Didn't you make socks once??
love
tweedles