Monday, October 8, 2012

Crochet...Or something like that

Crochet.  I'm still not sure how I feel about you yet. On one hand, I'm pleased that I can now figure out how to do a half double and double crochet.  On the other hand...I looked through a pattern book at Barnes and Noble this weekend, and it appeared that it was written in hieroglyphics.  

Now, I know I complained about knitting when I was first learning...but...crochet really is more confusing! Some people say it is easier, and I agree.  But, it's just  I will persevere though.  I want to make cute amigurumi and maybe start a granny square blanket once I figure out how to make a granny square.  

Jackie gave me my second lesson yesterday, and with her help I made a mug cozy made up of single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet rows.  And then she showed me how to make a cute scalloped border.

I attempted to follow a pattern last night to make a cute little crochet owl. It took me about 5 rounds before I realized I was making a slip stitch wrong, so my stitch count is probably way off.  And I kind of winged how to change I'm sure I did that wrong.  But, I am mostly proud that I figured out how to make a magic ring all on my own.  With the help of YouTube.  A French Knot for the eye though?? Yeah....that wasn't very successful. And as it was just practice, I didn't bother to add any safety eyes. 

I may or may not look like an owl

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Saturday, October 6, 2012

A Happy Kitty

Chloe is very pleased with her dishcloth kitty blanket I crocheted (apparently for her). 

But I think she likes the fish her daddy caught for her even better.  

Monday, October 1, 2012

Hooker in Training

"Single Crochet....Chain 3...Crud" may just become the new title of this blog.  I've picked up a hook and am putting my left pointer finger to yarn carrying use and it's not pretty. 

First, I cannot make a slip stitch to save my life.

Second, it just feels weird - and not quick at all!

But, I'm getting there.  My wonderful friend Jackie who is a talented knitting hooker (I don't think this will ever get old...) got me started on a dish cloth.  She started it with the equivalent of a crochet cast on and did a row and a half before passing it to me...and I gotta say.  I'm not doing too badly! My left hand is screaming at me wondering why I am using it but I did a whole bunch of rows.  Granted, it's only single crochet...nothing fancy, but that's OK.  I feel my grandmother, the best hooker I knew, would be proud of me.  Well. Maybe not that I called her a hooker, but grams, that's the lingo the cool kids use these days.

Amigurumi here I come!