I showed you the latest wool I am working with...a pink, cream and brown variegated wool from Loops and Threads called Impeccable. The colour is named Neopolitan and I do like the feel of its texture. I was struggling to find a pattern mainly because I did not want to use the classic granny square design to work with again so soon. You won't believe how many tries I made only to ravel them back again. I tried crochet tutorials on Youtube and didn't seem able to follow them correctly; I tried a number of books from the library and really couldn't follow their directions. I am just not that familiar with crochet terms I guess. However, yesterday I happened to find another 'new to me' crochet tutorial on Youtube and right away was able to follow along and complete a square.
Here are a couple of rejects...
Michael Selleck. He has many videos featuring crocheting tutorials under the heading "Crochet Along With Mickey". 'Mickey' is a very practiced crocheter and his videos are very clear and step by step. I had to keep stopping and starting the video to make sure I was doing the counting correctly, but other than that, was most pleased with having stumbled across it. I know it is basically granny squares again, but I do like the circle center, a little variation. I also feel with Mickey's help, I might be able to tackle more patterns. Apparently there is a whole channel on Youtube devoted to crocheting. Possibilities are endless; we shall see.
Anyway, now I have my hands back into wool and have something to do while watching night time t.v. Last night it was episodes of D.C.I. Banks and Veep.