I’ve mentioned on here before about wanting to learn to crochet properly. I’ve had a stab at it on a couple of occasions but I never seemed to get any better. I’m not the sort to want to be just ok at something. I have endless patience with other people learning but when it comes to myself, I want to be excellent straightaway. Maybe that competitive streak I thought I never had, has arrived at the age of 40?
I was talking to the ladies from Black Sheep Wools when I met them at Blogon Manchester in July. I have been to their shop a couple of times for a browse (not only do I want to be the best, I also want to own EVERYTHING when I start something new) but I didn’t know anything about their courses.
When I was invited to learn to crochet at Black Sheep Wools, I jumped at the chance. There were 3 other bloggers there on the day. Heather from Not from Lapland, Emma from Mum Mum Heart and Ang from This Is Life.
We had a lovely afternoon. Our teachers made it so relaxed. We laughed, we ate cake but most incredibly we actually learnt a lot too. For some reason, just being in the training room helped the crochet to stick.
Black Sheep Wools is a haven for anyone into knitting, crochet or needlecrafts. Based in Culcheth, Warrington it is ideal for a short visit from many places in the North-West or even a longer visit. Even when I didn’t have my obsession with yarn, I enjoyed pottering around the shop. There are always members of staff on hand to help with any queries and the cafe is fab too! I know because we ate huge chunks of cake during our afternoon course! They have several different types of workshop – all of which can be accessed through their website http://www.blacksheepwools.com – I defy you not to spend hours searching through this website! Its gorgeous!
Since visiting Black Sheep Wools, I’ve been crocheting away and have made huge progress on my pram blanket. I started this last year and if I’m honest my Mum had done most of it. Up until now! I’m doing line after line and loving it. I’ve even become confident enough to change colours myself.
We have been invited back to Black Sheep at the end of November, so watch this space what I create after that! I just need to get to grips with the good old elusive Granny Square next.