Jane's Hooked on Crochet

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Sunday, January 02, 2005

Passing on the skill & joy of crocheting

At the beginning of December I spent a week visiting family in North Carolina. Parents, 2 brothers, sisters-in-law, nieces, grandniece, and sister. What a great time we all had, and the weather was such a change from the Pennsylvania fall.
I made a scarf with Red Heart Baby Clouds yarn in peppermint; pale mint, pink & white; in the Tunisian knit stitch.
I taught my sister how to do Tunisian crochet, she knows how to do classic crochet. I gave her a set of Easy Tunisian hooks from Carolyn Christmas for a Christmas gift, the set includes a small booklet with instructions on basic stitches. This weekend I got a call from my niece, she had taken over the hooks while on college vacation and was making a shawl from a homespun type yarn. She needed help adding a new skein of yarn. Her younger sister had gotten knitting needles and was busy making herself a scarf, she was having a little problem gaining stitches. I told her how to do a decrease and correct her problem without having to pull everything out. That's discouraging for a young beginner. I can't wait to see the finished projects.
I've been busy in between Christmas preparations with making more scarves. I have some gorgeous new yarns, railroad type, and thin ribbon with colorful confetti. I need to type the patterns and try to get them published.


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