Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Excited!

So I recently started trying my hand at Tunisian crochet. I was cruising the Annie's Attic site when I came across these great hooks for the steal price of .99! I promptly ordered, but, of course, I was too late and they were sold out.... Not to be deterred, though, I started searching on eBay and found an identical set for $4. Still a great deal, though, as a) normal retail is usually closer to $13, and b) they're not exactly the easiest to find....

So the hooks arrived on Monday, and what did I do?? Immediately grab some yarn and give them a whirl! I have to tell you, they're so much less cumbersome than the cro-hooks I've been using..... they're larger hooks, though, so I still have to use the cro-hooks for smaller gauge items....

I also am almost completely finished with the funeral scarf..... I have to do one edging and then the ribbon, but I was getting bored with it, so I haven't done anything with it since Saturday morning. I'll finish it at the rheumie's office this evening, though.

I had a request for the Funeral Hat, so I'm going to make that up as soon as we get all of our details for it ironed out. The friend that wants it is thinking she wants a chocolate brown hat with a darker brown satin ribbon..... It's a tedious stitch, but it turns out such a great looking hat.

I've also been playing around with my Patons SWS that I got from Dani for Christmas. Right now I'm just gauging with different hooks to see how it works up until I decide what to actually do with it.... there's a cool pattern on the Patons site, but I'm just not sure.... There's really not anything my house it would match, and I don't know if I know anyone else I could gift it to....

Also, I revamped the blog a bit..... let me know what you think!

2 comments:

Shelly said...

Your blog is sooo cute, and I love the Funeral hat!

Kerry Crochets said...

Thank you so much! It started out as a pattern from someone else, but the pattern wasn't working for me at all, so I frogged it and did up my own....