Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Back in the mode

For some reason I've found great pleasure in teaching myself how to knit and crochet. At the moment I'm just using yarn that I got from Aunt (thank you!). But every time I go to Fred Meyer, JoAnns, or Michaels I have to go look at their yarn and dream about all the amazing things I can make! Also a new yarn store has opened up (next to Trader Joes and the FedEx/Kinkos on Beaverton/Hillsdale Hwy). It's called "For Yarns Sake" and they have a TON of specialty yarns and dyes and it's amazing to go in there! The yarns at the "big" stores are all popular brands and are made in bulk so they are priced as such (read cheaper). But at "For Yarns Sake" their yarn dyes are one in a million and beyond brilliant! So unfortunately for now, they are a bit much to run out and buy in bulk, but now I know it's there for when I get SOO good that people are begging to make them sweaters, socks, hats, mittens, gloves, and other wonderful things! I asked Santa to bring me some sock supplies, so if he brings me those then be prepared for updates and pictures! I love this new hobby ... and as far as some hobbys go I'd say this one is relatively inexpensive. Although, I could see it getting expensive if I allowed it. But I'm doing my best to finish projects and only work with what I have while saving up my monies to go out and buy some more!
I'm 1/2 way done with my second crocheted scarf. Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures of the first one, but I'm pretty sure my friend was happy with it! It was orange and black .. well about 2 inches of orange on each end and then the middle was black. I used only a single crochet stitch since it was my first time and I used a size K/10.5 crochet hook. I have a 00 and an H size as well, but the K is bigger and I enjoyed the single crochet stitch better with that size rather then others. The smaller the hook the tighter the stitch. And the yarn I am working with right now is a heavier weight (actually I think it's called worsted weight). So the smaller hooks sometimes can be trouble makers. :) No worries though I conquered it! I will post progress of the one I'm currently working on!

1 comment:

Francisco said...

You make such amazing things hun, I'm always impressed with what you craft with needles, hooks and yarn. I also really like the new title for your blog, it's shiney!