little slipknots (updated)

the following was originally posted on random and curious, a blog project that is now closed.

 

i am trying to re-teach myself how to crochet.

first, i lost my set of hooks.

then i got a huge box of yarn in via trading (this is a big thing i do, in person, and over the internet on facebook and etsy).

managed to get a ton of knitting needles…but no one has ever successfully gotten my weird brain to figure out how knitting works.  luckily, there were two crochet hooks bundled in with all the needles!  two BIG FAT crochet hooks.

now, normally, for the past few years, i have used much smaller crochet hooks, to make straight lines of metal crochet (which then can be bent into loops for jewelry).

well, these two fat hooks actually are just perfect, because the yarn i received is all very very fluffy!  in fact, as you can see in the photo, i think i am stitching too small still!

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it’s fine though; no one will be able to tell when i make mistakes, and i’ve finally figured out how to do turns again (after doing it right but not realizing it, about 5 times)!

not sure what this project is yet, but it will probably end up being a scarf.  might as well start super simple, with lots and lots of turns for practice.  then, maybe, i will feel comfortable enough to try some more complicated stitches.

 

updates:  i am constantly losing and re-finding my crochet hooks.  i just saw one earlier tonight.

i haven’t done a lot of crocheting since this post, as i have been focusing on other projects.  the fluffy thing in the photo ended up becoming a tiny cat blanket, which mercedes loves to sleep on.

i’ve had ideas for new wire crochet projects, which might move forward soon.  we shall see.

 

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