I have finished my first ever crochet project and I am quite happy with it. This scarf has ended up over 2 metres long and was quite hard to photograph in it's entirety but I am glad I started off with a scarf. That way I got to finish it within a reasonable amount of time while getting the hang of the grannies and learning how to join them as well.
I like that I can wear it now. I like that I finally stuck with trying to get the hang of this crochet caper. (thank you YouTube) I like that I like it now it's finished. As a potter (in another life before becoming chronically ill) and now as a mixed media artist I hardly ever really really like my finished product. I might be liking something while I am working on it then when it is finished I often don't like it. But I like this one. Sure I can see some dodgy bits here and there, mainly tension issues but I am ok with that too.
I have loved the look of brightly crocheted things for a long time and wanted to be able to just do it. As someone without any patience whatsoever, this was difficult so I didn't stick with it long enough for it to click, until recently. I still don't know how I will go with working from patterns (this has been my impatient downfall with knitting) but maybe I can crochet non pattern type things like lots of blankets and scarfs and flowers oh my!
I like the calm mind crochet creates. It is a therapy for me. I have found if I feel anxious or crappy at feeling crappy, it is good for me. It is a meditation. I plan to enjoy the process. Now I have my first project finished and I can wear it, I don't want to feel in a hurry with any other projects I start. I can only crochet small amounts each day or short bursts a few times a day as it does cause me some pain some of the time and if I feel extra unwell on a particular day and foggy brained it is not a good idea to pick up the hook. But, having said that, I already have several things on my "to make" list....