Crochet and Knit Basics
For those who have been loyal followers I’ve been gone for a while. I will be back soon with a new name and probably a new blog. Having a philosophical difference with WordPress and will probably be moving my writings. Look for information on Tricraftual which is the name that I will be using. See you soon
I first saw this image on Pinterest a few days ago. It is taken from Sarah London’s blog. Last night at my weekly Bergen Crafters meeting I decided to try a swatch. It’s not perfect but I will try again. I would like to use this pattern to do a wall hanging. I just think it’s so beautiful. My sample below. More to come.
I find that if I am unable to write here for a few days I am lost. I want to keep you informed of my activities but once I stop I don’t seem to know where to start. Anyway this week I finished my fifth building block for my afghan. It appears blue in the picture but it’s actually black.
Then I began making mini granny squares but as you can see they aren’t the same size. Sorry for the blurry picture. I am challenged today. I’ll let you know what I’m doing with them later.
Yarn review tomorrow!
If you are like me you are attracted to shiny objects. I can’t go near a yarn store without going in. I am attracted to all the yarn colors and variations. Like many of us I buy yarn without regard to a particular project and often think that things will go together only to match them up and decide that I was wrong. This is an inexpensive gadget that may keep you from making color mistakes.
This allows you to put your color in the grid and complimentary and contrasting colors appear. You can buy it from one of my favorite sites Patternworks for $8.00. Treat yourself.
There are so many terms to learn when you knit and crochet. Most you won’t learn until you need them. I have suggested this before but I think it’s worth mentioning again, if you need help with basic stitches and abbreviations visit KnittingHelp.com
One of the things that drive me crazy is when a pattern says M1 and doesn’t specify which type of increase should be used here. Knittinghelp.com says:
Just one bit of great advice, they have tons. They also include crochet terms and advice. Visit the next time you have a question.
I subscribe to New Stitch A Day and I must admit that I generally take only a cursory look at each stitch. Since my crochet skills are not up to par, I think that I should learn some of the stitches that they have videos for. If you are not a subscriber become one. Below is the Rocky Road crochet stitch.