Friday, July 30, 2010

Lucky made me do it!

I'm a knitter. I can crochet, but mostly just the basics - crab stitch edging and such. I have crocheted scarves - usually when Lucky gives me a pattern or a kit. I've even been know to buy an Interweave Crochet magazine now and then.

Lucky and I are both in down times at work - she because it's the natural down time in her industry, me because of the situation of the buy out and subsequent impending loss of my job. We have been emailing back and forth, and she mentioned the Orphan scarf pattern in the Summer 2009 Interweave Crochet. A magazine I happen to have. So I looked, and liked. I asked her a few technical questions, and here's where I am this morning: This is after ripping back 6 inches I crocheted at the boy's baseball game last night and switched to a larger hook.

It doesn't look like much at first - it's got that cramped crochet look, but a little tug, and voila! Pure prettiness!
It used orphan balls of sock weight wool, and is really lovely. I can see a few of these, maybe.

Dare I say it? I'm hooked...


KnitTech said...

Very cute. Can't wait to see the whole thing.

Lucky Canuck said...

Glad you have that issue. Doris Chan is my crochet hero.

Acorn to Oak said...'ve been hooked by the crochet bug, eh? lol I went to Ravelry to check out this scarf pattern. Very cool! I may have to try this one too! I love the yarn you're using. The colors are really pretty. Can't wait to see how it turns out and if you become addicted for a while like I have. lol

Needles said...

Becoming a hooker? Why, how....marvelous. I crocheted many many years before I knit and cotton still feels like home in my hands.

Carol said...

so cute! can't wait to see the final result.

Jen said...

Ooooh, pretty. It is nice to have some crochet in your skills toolkit because there are definitely some things that crochet accomplishes better or faster or just differently than knitting does.

Hang in there on your job search efforts. Sending you good Karma.