I've never really managed to get the hang of crochet. Over the years I have bought several books on it and tried to teach myself, with no success. When I was teaching knitting in London my hairdresser, an avid crocheter, came and gave my class a lesson, but I was still none the wiser.
I've looked at all the granny squares and ripple blankets springing up over the blogosphere in the last year or so, but still didn't feel I could join in.
Then, this week we had a crochet workshop at my village craft group. And suddenly, my brain clicked into gear and I started to understand. Like lace knitting, it's much easier to do something when you know why you're doing it. The doubles and trebles and turning chains started to make sense.
Since then my brain has been buzzing and my fingers itching. I've dug out my DK cotton remnants and my crochet books and have been hooking away. Technically I've got a long way to go, but I'm certainly enjoying the learning process.