Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Da de dum...Oh look some crochet!

Yeah, I kind of abandoned the blog. It's sad because it totally had to do with lack of photos, which had to do with the fact that I'm terrible at keeping batteries around. So now that I've solved that problem, I'm getting back into blogging. I was also horribly distracted by Battlestar Galactica, that show will steal your show.

Since I last posted, I decided to really give crochet a try. I think I may even love it more than knitting some days. I'm so very proud of myself for finally learning, and since switching to continental, it's become a lot easier...although there's sometimes a clicking noise in my right hand when crocheting, but I just sort of pretend not to hear it which I'm sure I'll pay for later. It took me so long to learn how to crochet, and it sucked because I knew all the stitches, I knew how to do each and every one but I could never make anything because I could never figure out where to put the damn hook. Finally I just sat down one evening and went for it, lots of frogging and "Shut up! Don't talk to me!" I finally produced this:

After looking at the photo, I've decided I don't like it. But it looks much much better in person, and even if it looked terrible I'd still wear it with pride because it was my first real crochet project. The yarn is Moda Dea's Tweedle Dee (2 skeins), in Blackberry and the pattern is Crochet Lacy Wrap. Probably should've picked a project that didn't involve such a fiddly hook. There was also an issue with the second row of the pattern which, at first, really discouraged me but I eventually got it through trial and error. Or at least I think I got it, either way I can't really tell and that's all that matters to me.
I had to run around the house and find another quarter skein because I guess I had screwed up somewhere and had run out of yarn halfway through the final row. It was incredibly fast which got me really excited, I finished it in about five or six hours which was really nice.

With that under my belt I was feeling a little cocky and figured I'd make some easeter baskets as well, I started the night before and managed to make 7 or 8. Each took me about half an hour.

I have no idea what happened to the rest of them, I think I gave one to my sister, and one to my Godmother, and who knows where the other one is. They were really fun to make, and really great for scraps (about 50yds for each). So much fun to make. Pattern here I changed the handles a bit because mine were looking ugly, so instead of working them vertically, I worked them horizontally. I think I chained 15 sts and did one row of single crochet. Yarn is Satin by Bernat and hook is 6mm (J)

And finally, my lastest crochet project, the Seraphina Shawl. I made mine a lot smaller because I wanted to wear it the next day and was getting tired, and figured I could easily add on later if I wanted but I like the size of it, anything more and it'd be too much for me to handle, I think.

Love the colour, also made with Satin. The pattern was a little tricky to follow and had a few errors but after searching for a bit I was able to make sense of it. It's a really nice project once you get the hang of it and figure out the repeat. After a while I didn't even need the pattern.

It's probably my favourite project I've made recently, actually. I wear it alllll the time, and I'm going to be a little sad when it gets too hot for it, but might wear it anyway.

I've also picked up a new hobby, possibly the most dangerous hobby ever for me, which I will post about tomorrow. That is all.


  1. I think the more fiber arts one knowns the better.
    You seem to be born to crochet. Beautiful!

  2. Very true! This is the year I'm trying to learn different fiber arts, and so far so good.

    Thanks! Just a few months ago, I would throw the hook across the room because I was having such a difficult time.