Once upon a time there was a girl who liked her cross stitch.
But she felt there was something missing in her life and when she saw some friends with a hook and yarn in hand, and she started trawling the blogosphere, she realised what that missing piece was.
And so she declared 2010 the Year of the Crochet. She would learn how to do it and would make wonderful creations and everyone would be amazed at her skill and talent.
Except no-one actually told her that crochet is a complete pain in the proverbial to learn how to do.