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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Hooks and Scarves

A funny thing happened when I started a sewing blog.  I started crocheting again. 

I learned how to crochet when hubs and I were RVing with the old folks.  (an interesting story for another time)  I learned all sorts of little old lady crafts and it was so much fun.  I think they enjoyed teaching me almost as much as I enjoyed learning.  I love those gals!  Hang out with old folks, they have a lot to teach.

Anyway, with homeschooling I've found it difficult to sew the same way I did before.  Shocking I know!  Sewing something makes me feel like I've "got to get it done".  But with crochet, it's easy to pick up and put down.  Which is perfect.  So expect some more crochet projects.  And I hope to learn how to knit too.

Ever hear of Debbie Stoller's Stitch 'N Bitch book series?  The Knitter's Handbook and Stitch 'N Bitch Nation AND The Happy Hooker (awesome name) for those of us that crochet.  It's funny and informative and fantastic.  I recommend it.



Anyway, (again) I've been admiring those great cowl scarves.  Well, I got the urge to make one.  The Happy Hooker has section on "fancy stitches".  I picked the "V" stitch and went to town. 


Loving this yarn too!  It's a decent wool yarn from Hobby Lobby.


Here it is mostly finished!  Just need to weave in the ends.



Aaand DONE!


I completely love it.  It's warm without being too warm and super pretty! 

I'm trying something new today and linking up to the yarn along at Small Things.  And I promise next time to take a picture of what I'm reading for fun too.


4 comments:

johnnybug said...

Yay! You should post the one you made me!

Jessa said...

Awesome! The little fabric/yarn shop that carries my stuff has offered to teach me to knit again and I might just take them up on it. We could have a stitch and bitch!

Kristin said...

Yes Jessa! Carly's going to teach me to knit. I've got my needles and everything. I keep telling my crafty friends that we should have a Skype crafting session if we can't actually get together to craft. You'll love her books, by the way.

J, J and B said...

Love that Book title! Hilarious! Nice job on the cute scarf!

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