posted on Mar, 27 2018 @ 04:30 AM
originally posted by: TinySickTears
a reply to: Nyiah
so youre a professional.
Lol, hardly. I'll give sweaters a try eventually, but the best I can manage is scarves, hats, and blankets. The last few times I tried making socks
were disasters that were reworked into hats for the kids.
Once I get a stitch type down, I usually fall into a tension pattern pretty quickly. I have a tendency to crochet very tight stitches and
default to picking them over the hook with my nails. It's a habit I've never been able to shake, and is a direct cause of being such a
slow crocheter. The silver lining is it makes what I'm making that much stronger, though.
that looks good for sure. gonna be nice when its finished.
I'm impressed enough with the colors & texture that I'm seriously considering making ones in other colorways for the kids' beds, too. They'd be twin
or full sizes, instead of queen though, I don't think I could do queen size 3 times in a row and not go nuts, lol.
where do you put the ball of yarn when youre working?
my wife has these things that look like plastic ice tea decanters with a whole in the lid. she puts the ball in there and then the end comes through
the hole and you can set it on the floor. theyre only a couple bucks
Depends on where I park it, but generally next to me where ever I'm sitting. If I'm in the bedroom, I'll set up the laptop on the nightstand & stream
something semi-distracting (time flies this way) while I crochet on auto-pilot, and set the ball next to it. I usually just unwind any given ball 6 or
8 times and work that length.
I do like your wife's pitcher idea, however. I'll definitely have to give that a try here soon when the weather warms up a bit more, because this
solves the problem of where the hell to put the ball & keep it debris-free when I put the hammock back up for spring & park it there while the kids go
nuts in the back yard