As a way to keep myself motivated, I am going to try to keep one picture of every finished project. It will also serve as a good reminder that my hand still works, I haven’t lost my mind and to reconnect with the giddy feeling of casting off!
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I love these close-ups of stitch patterns!
I love these shots! Especially, that drop stitch magical stitch…I wonder how to do that in crochet? I don’t knit well at all. I did learn how to stab myself in the eye with the needles, but once I get past a simple e-wrap cast on, I’m pretty much toast. Awesome work…I’m so jealous right now!!!
If it makes you feel better I can’t crochet to save my life! Me and that little hook have had some very explicit words 🙂 and I’m as jealous of your crochet as you are of my knitting!
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That is exactly how it is for me with the needles! They croon, “Just lean in a little closer…closer…yeassss, your eyessss…closer….”
Know what I did? I needed a size F Tunisian crochet hook (knit with a hook) and didn’t have one, couldn’t find one that size at the store my sister and I were in. So….I bought a beautiful set of knitting needles the size I needed, and whittled and sanded one of them into a crochet hook. THAT was easier than learning how to knit!
You sanded it? Held bells that is determination!
Oh, yes, they have to be sanded, or they’ll snag everything they get close to. It was sheer determination, I guess…I peeled emery boards to get the fine, fine sand paper I needed into the little hooked crevice.
OMGosh you two! Too funny, as I cannot crochet a chain to save my life … I’m about to take lessons just because it’s messing with my Id/Ego/whatever so much! (And, I refuse to lose/risk any body parts over it!) … But, I do have the whole tunisan set, for whenever I am ready to embrace crochet. In the meantime, I’m expanding my knitting horizons, while becoming a home-wine-brewing expert (umm, vintner)!
Love your writing style Rachel – and, someday would like to recreate your blog photo (the kitten) in glass … [not sure how you manipulated the photo, but I love it!]
Forgot to mention, those needles were bamboo…
Haha…that does paint a vary different picture now!…LOL…in my mind’s eye I saw you going at a metal needle
So did I. I thought it best to clarify that. I did make the initial cut with a fine hack saw blade.
knitted flowers are the best!;D
I think it has been long enough that I can agree with you again! For a while the made me shutter! 😉
what exactly? the fact that those knitted flowers are the best or that you agree with me ;p
or does ‘make me shutter’ mean something completely different than makes me shudder?