Sunday, March 09, 2008

A Foray into Crochet

I think I have told you all, in prior posts, that I think at times I have ADD - and you know, sometimes, I'm not sure if I am kidding or not!!

So let me tell ya a story. Here I am drinkin' my coffee and perusing Ravelry, when what do I discover? Well, that I had made my fingers wrong on Caryn's gloves! Dork!! I'm a Dork! I'm a dork, dork, dork!!!! There is no quicker way for me to put a project down than to discover an error. So, I put Annemor aside. (just for the day, don't worry, I will finish them, I already ripped and started over). Dadgummit!

So, now what can I work on??? Hhhmmnn, let's see, what I can come up with now. Oh! I know! Another item I have been actively looking at on Ravelry is afghans. (Due to Goblin Eyes and Purple yarn I just made.) And in my attempts to find the perfect afghan, I found Babette. OMG! All the colors!! I love color! Oh, oh, oh , but gosh. . . can I crochet that???? I'm not really a hooker, I just pretend to do some crochet. But, hey, I can try right?

And off I go . . . Into the stash this time, because Lord knows I have lots of fingering weight yarn, sorry it's blurry:
I was all alone on Friday, due to Chris and Caryn going over to Lexington (in the snow, no less). So I had me a good ole' time pulling everything out and making up color combinations. But this is what I ended up with:

And here are my attempts at this hooking thing:

Nope, I'm not too good at it. It looks to me like your row isn't necessarily at the end of the square, right? And I always seem to end up with stitches that seem to be not worked. Well, I will have to do this with my good friend Karen at my side, as you can see, she can hook:

This is a comparison of yarns,

the darker blues are STR and the White is Lisa Souza Sock Merino! Well, I like LS don't get me wrong, but what the heck? The STR seems so much more dense, and more "afghan" like. The STR is bigger (maybe a quarter of an inch) Now, I don't know what to do. . .

I have two Merino Sock! in the line up, but I think they may have to be replaced. What do you think?


Vicki said...

LOVE the stash photo!

Marmee said...

Don't you just love getting to touch and pet your stash??!!
Gotta love yarn.

Peggy said...

I think you are anal, too anal!!!! But I love you anyways. I hope to get to B&N soon.

Ashley said...

It looks like you had a really good time! It must've been such fun to go through your stash! I am sorry to hear that you had to frog your mitten!

Ann said...

Have you tried crocheting an extra round on the smaller squares? Or even a row of single crochet. Once the afghan is put together it probably won't even be noticeable unless you really look. I think the squares look great by the way.

Melanie said...

What Ann said - one round of sc will the trick. I think your stash photo is wonderful. What fun that must have been.

CrochetDonna said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog:

I had a good chuckle, from it. Yes I am a newbie knitter, I had to look up M1 and M1P in order to do the pattern!LOL bye for now, CrochetDonna Or CrochetDonnaKnits at the Ravelry