Crocheting again

I’m trying out a new crochet hook  – metal tips with square wooden handles by kollage.  I will say that I didn’t have any aching wrists after doing what you see above last night!  My pinky got a little stiff, probably from wrapping around the square, but not in a bad way – more in a “I don’t use this muscle” kind of way.

The pattern (found here) gave me some issues.  I had a really hard time getting gauge, and ended up dropping from and H to an E hook.  That’s a big drop, but I do find that this designer’s patterns tend to be like that for me.  I also had trouble reading the pattern, as I found I needed info found in both the written directions and the chart, and neither were as clear as I would have liked.  I’ve finally worked it out, and hopefully I’m on my way now!

I bought the Colourscape Folk collection for my next knit sweater, but first I have to finish a pair of socks for my MIL’s birthday.  Maybe.  I’m not sure – I’m so lousy at obligation knitting.  I always run out of motivation.  I try not to tell anyone I’m making them a gift, because then I feel pressure, but this time I forgot!

Hope everyone is having a great Monday!

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11 thoughts on “Crocheting again

  1. I wish I could croceht. I have tried a couple of times but it feels wierd and it confuses me. I think cause I have been knitting for so long my brain is programed to knit not crochet.

  2. Amber says:

    I’m glad you decided on the teal for the larger amount of stripes, I think it’s going to be a nice balance of warm and cool colours that way. The shape and patina of the handle of your crochet hook reminds me of Conte Crayons!

  3. Angie says:

    I know what you mean buy knitting under pressure:) a couple of weeks ago I spent about thirty hours in knitting purgatory making Ysolda’s “Sophie” for my sister’s baby shower. Pulled the last stitch through when she had said thank you for the last gift! What an adorable pattern, though!

  4. i think the cardigan will look very pretty and classic in the colors you’ve chosen. looking forward to the finished project.

    also, that kollage hook looks beautiful. how do you like it? i think my favorite hooks are the soft-touch (for comfort), but they come in a limited range of sizes. but i’ve just recently bought a set of u-nitt crochet hooks (sizes D thru P). they’re bamboo, very light, and very inexpensive. i’m itching to try them out.

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