Here is my effort to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Practice.
I’ve been practising my skills since I was 8 years old. Piano came first, later I added other instruments – guitar, recorders, organ. And once practising becomes a habit, it is easy to transfer it to other parts of life too – like crocheting. And studying.
My grandmother always crocheted something. I always hear the sound of the hook against her ring and loved the rhythmic way in which she did it. So I wanted to learn, too. In standerd 9 (nowadays grade 11) my mother started me off first on knitting yarn and then progressed me to proper crochet yarn. All the stitches had to be even, the work a proper rectangle if required. If washed, it had to be pinned out and starched before it was put away. I started off on small articles like tray doilies, table runners and edges on tea nets. This article was completed a few years later. I confess that I did not take the time to properly pin it out and starch it before taking the photo.