Crocheting again

21 Sep

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 Responses to “Crocheting again”

  1. debbiejo September 21, 2009 at 5:43 pm #

    what yarn did you end up using for this pattern? i’ve always wanted to try that pattern.

  2. Renee September 21, 2009 at 5:57 pm #

    Pretty colours. I wondered how comfortable the square needles and hooks would be or not?

  3. Kat September 21, 2009 at 6:24 pm #

    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.

  4. Carolyn September 21, 2009 at 6:25 pm #

    I love the pattern and the colors you’ve chosen.

  5. Maryse September 21, 2009 at 6:28 pm #

    I’ve never seen a crochet like this. Interesting. And your project is looking good too! Look forward to see it progress! Hope you had a great Monday too!

  6. Julie September 21, 2009 at 6:39 pm #

    For the life of me I cannot figure out crochet. I taught myself to knit so I thought I could handle it… sadly no. :(

  7. Amber September 21, 2009 at 6:56 pm #

    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!

  8. Rebecca September 22, 2009 at 6:53 am #

    The colors you picked are beautiful! I’m looking forward to seeing this FO!!

  9. nicolaknits September 22, 2009 at 10:29 pm #

    What a lovely crochet hook! So much better than plastic, eh!

  10. Angie September 25, 2009 at 10:01 am #

    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!

  11. Sophy September 26, 2009 at 10:07 pm #

    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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