Saturday, December 03, 2016

The Annual Crochet fail

Each year, as the chill deepens, I pull out this basket of yarn and start crocheting madly. It's five skeins of Lion brand Homespun. I love the feel of this yarn, working and finished. Soft, cushy and very forgiving of stitch errors. What errors with all that fuzziness going on and a big J hook?

I don't really know how to crochet. It's kind of a spiders-on-acid effect  with more or less "air" depending on my mood.

Over the course of a few hours while watching TV, I cranked out an irregularly shaped piece about a foot square before I had to start work.

By the end of my shift (spent at a keyboard) my right wrist was in fierce pain. Aleve and rest and leave that stuff alone!

Would anyone like some yarn?


Robbie said...

Isn't it strange how fall/winter brings out the best (or worst!) in us. HA...I only knit in the winter!! What's up with that!

Unknown said...

What luscious colors! I would love to find yarn like this.

Deb Lacativa said...

Stephanie Jo....JoAnns but have a coupon or wait for the sale! I've had these skeins for at least five years and haven't seen what the trending colors are lately. Good luck.

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

I bought several skeins of homespun several years back... still have it. I made a couple of shawls... nice & warm! But I prefer just to make scarves, and I have developed a very simple filet crochet grid pattern... doesn't require thought, and not very taxing on the joints! I'm like you, Deb... spend a lot of time on the keyboard, so I have to "spell" myself or my joints and back will give me grief for it!