In which I try my hand at crocheting

It's not going that well.

But I'm going to keep at it. I grew up thinking crochet was ugly because people kept giving us granny-square afghans in hideous colors, but in recent years I've seen a lot of gorgeous patterns and have wished I knew how to crochet beyond the single crochet stitch. I'm going to keep at it until I can make a proper square or rectangle instead of something that looks like a wonky sleeve.