Wednesday, June 8, 2011

lucky one.

Well, that was fun!  Thanks for sharing your thoughts on crochet.  I was happily surprised to hear that so many of us learned to crochet from a loved one.  Me too!  My mother-in-law taught me, and it was my first fiber craft.  I love that with crochet it's so easy to spot mistakes, fix them and alter a pattern for my needs.

Mr. Random chose comment #23 as our winner of the Block Party book.  That's "MLE Knits" who said, "Crochet definitely came easier for me, but I was determined to become proficient in knitting because honestly I like the look of the finished results better and I think there is just more room for variety with knitting. I still enjoy crocheting every once in a blue moon though (especially when I see the things One Flew Over crochets)!"

You know I feel the same way - I love the look of knitting for clothing because it doesn't have all the holes.  But, I do appreciate the possibilities of crochet, especially for really colorful work a la granny squares and zigzag stripes.  Oh to be proficient at everything!  Well, there's plenty of time yet.

*Inspiration* in Modern Crochet
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You know, someone suggested a crochet-a-long.  I wonder if that's a good idea?  Maybe sometime this fall.  And what would we want to make?  I'll put my thinking cap on....

9 comments:

  1. I wish I could knit or crochet as well as those pictures! I have tried both when younger, taught by my mum but I have never had the patience to stick with it long enough to make anything that isn't stretched and wonky!

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  2. Ooo, I'm so excited that I won! Thank you! And all those gorgeous crocheted blankets definitely make me want to start a crochet project too!

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  3. I love crochet - it's very addictive and I find it easier than knitting, partly because it's easier to pull out & there's only one stitch to pick back up! Have you visited http://attic24.typepad.com/ - a wonderful blog full of crochet ideas!

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  4. How about a crochet a-long for the ziz-zag afgan(?) in the picture above?

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  5. I'm up for a crochet along!

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  6. Have you seen the Babette blanket, I love it but have not had the time to start it. I think it would make a great project to break down into do-able parts.

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  7. I just remembered something else about when I was learning to crochet I wanted to share...

    I really got the hang of it when I started doing circles. You know, chain 6, join in a loop, 6 double crochet into the loop and then go round and round.

    I remember thinking that I wish I'd started on circles rather than trying to do rows back and forth.

    Not sure I'd join in a crochet-a-long.... I learnt how to do it, made a few little toys and now feel a bit "done that, over it". But of course, that's just me ;)

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  8. Karen - Thanks for saying so about the crochet-a-long. And interesting point about those circles...

    Yes, I've visited Attic 24 and I'm going to search for that Babette blanket now.

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  9. the babette blanket is so beautiful, its on my bucket list of things to make for sure.

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