Monday, February 12, 2007

Something New

I'm taking a couple weeks off work (both for a break and to re-evaluate my life...namely my working life) and I decided to buy myself a gift to mark the occasion:

I've had my eye on this book for awhile and the hooks? well, I figured they were good sizes to learn with (5 - 6mm) and they're bright & fun!

My first wobbly attempt:

I cast on (chained?) 14 stitches, but had anywhere from 12 to 16 stiches on the hook at any one time. I started with single, half-double & double crochet stitches. I (obviously) have to work on my tension, and figuring out where to stick that tricky hook! I also have to work on how I hold the yarn , etc. while crocheting. It really doesn't feel natural to me to have that finger sticking up. I'm sure it will take some time but I'll also try out some different stances.

This is much better, much more even, although probably too tight. At least it looks good!

More knitting content next time!


Blogger Miss Twiss said...

You are a natural. You'll feel it when it happens, the tension, the holding of the yarn all in your left hand no doubt. Have a lovely time this week! Are you going to go skating on the big skating rink in your back yard (the canal)?

7:38 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

What direction are you considering? That is, what sort of career possibilities interest you? What sort of work would you enjoy doing?

12:53 AM  
Blogger Carla said...

ha, my crochet is wobbly too!

5:34 PM  
Blogger Carla said...

And good luck with the life plan re-thinking!

5:39 PM  

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