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!


8 comments:

  1. I can hook with very explicit directions and You Tube videos...otherwise, I'm not a very good hooker. ::sigh::

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  2. You go girl! I knit and crochet too!

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    1. Thanks :D It's definitely a good skill to have

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  3. Love that you're stretching your crafting skills!! It will grow on you. But I have to admit, I am still practicing on the same dishcloth lol. I like to practice till I get the "rhythm" of the stitch.

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    1. I have visions of grandeur - a granny square blanket, amigurumi and a crochet hat pattern I accidentally bought thinking it was knit.

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  4. I love to knit but can't get the hang of crocheting. My left hand doesn't work right either when I am trying to do anything in crochet. I haven't got pass the chain stitch. I am difinately a right handed crafter.

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    1. I know what you mean - my left hand has no clue how to do much of anything other than type...but it's getting there. It's still awkward to hold the yarn in my left hand, but a little easier with practice. But for knitting....I'm a thrower all the way.

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