i did it. i spontaneously started crocheting. after years of debating if i should start knitting or crocheting i still didn't really make a decision. nevertheless, i started a crochet project. the worst that can happen is figuring out along the way that i might rather have tried knitting, right?
the reason why i started on it was that i bought a knitting doll for a little artsy friend of mine. (in case you don't know what a knitting doll is, i'll introduce you to them next week, i'm getting a little post together for you). instead of coming with a hook it came with a very unpractical needle. so i went to the craft store to purchase a crochet hook for her and came home with a whole collection of hooks in different sizes since the multi-pack was so reasonably priced... those marketing guys, they got me again! well, now that i had hooks at home i went online for instructions on how to get started on my first crochet project, and also got some tips from a friend.
my mom showed me via skype how to do a second kind of crochet stitch which makes it go much faster, this will be better for me at least for this first project because i need some instant gratification to keep going, the more progress i see the better.
since i took the photo i have gotten a bit further, but it is just as you would expect a beginner piece to look like: very uneven, but that's okay. regardless of the mistakes, i am admittedly a little bit proud of myself :)
have you also started a brand new hobby lately?