I’m sorry for being a few days late with the winners of my crocheted Mome Rath. I got involved with cleaning out my craft room, which took 4 days and I am still not totally done, and completely forgot about it. Oops!
Thanks too for everyone who commented on my knitting project. Unfortunately, I was hoping to post my finished project today, but I didn’t do any crafting this weekend. I hope to have it done sometime this week though.
A few of you asked some questions, so I thought I’d answer them all at once.
Ripples in Water asked, “What are you making?”
Well, I’m starting out easy and making a washcloth. Nothing fancy, but it is giving me a lot of practice with the knit stitch.
Lies asked, “How do you keep your hook in place when you take a break and move your stuff?”
That is a great question. I have several of the same size hooks all over my house, because I tend to lose my hooks all of the time. I actually just found one last week in between my couch cushions. To make it easier on me, I made myself some hook size stitch markers. Kind of like these but with letters instead of numbers.
I just slip the stitch marker onto the thing I am crocheting and then if my hook gets misplaced I don’t go crazy trying to figure out which hook I used.
I can put together a tutorial if you’d like to make some for yourself. They are super simple!
And Twyla suggested, “I would recommend you try the circular needles as they are much easier to work with. I’ve seen it make the difference between a beginner being able to knit and not.”
Thanks, Twyla! I picked up some circular needles this past weekend, but have yet to try them. I’ll let you know how it goes!
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One final note. I’ll be starting a new a-long next week. It was actually inspired by the passing of Elizabeth Taylor. It isn’t necessarily going to be a craft-a-long, though it would be really fun to include that too, just something fun that we can all use as inspiration for a weekly blog post. Intrigued? Check back on Monday for all the details!