Anyway, my love for granny squares moved my determination to learn how to crochet one. My mother had taught me how to crochet YEARS ago, when I was IDK... 10 or so. I knew if I had someone there to teach me, I could pick it up. Since I don't know anyone who actually crochets granny squares, I took advantage of the good ol' interweb. I looked it up on youtube and found a tutorial.
That helped me some, but I was doing something wrong. I couldn't figure it out. Then I remembered Carol's post. She had written a granny square tutorial. I basically merged the two together to fill in the blanks. What one tutorial was missing, the other made up for. I was crocheting my little granny square blanket in no time!
I've been working on it for about two weeks, now. Any time I want to just unwind, I break out my crochet! I started with the big piece in the middle. I was just going to keep crocheting a big square until it was the right size. Then I realized it would be square, and not the shape I wanted. So I bought a skein of aqua yarn to add some color, and give it the right shape I wanted.
I know I messed up a little. I didn't want to undo all the squares, though. So I just filled in my gap with single crochet. Its not completely done yet, but I'm sure it will be nice when it is.
Despite my mistake, I am so proud of myself. I took the time to teach myself something new, and I actually followed through. (I have a bad habit of giving up on stuff. And I don't foresee me giving up on this because I have enjoyed it so much!) Now I have a new talent. AND I actually crocheted SOMETHING instead of just a chain! Next up... zig zag crochet!!