Jane's Hooked on Crochet

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thursday's CGOA meeting

At Thursday's meeting, Aileene showed us how to do hairpin lace. I think this might be the only crochet work that I haven't tried before. She did a great job of putting together a little learning kit for each of us. She had a hairpin lace loom or fork for everyone to keep, then a ziplock bag with a ball of yarn which we used when she taught us how to make the strips. Then she had 4 short strips made up for everyone, and she showed us how to join the strips, and then edge them.

Isn't that gorgeous! The yarn is Caron Simply Soft, in an offwhite/cream color, and an antique rose or light wine color. It's fabulously soft, can you imagine a full sized afghan in this! Aileene also brought two baby blankets that she was working on, to show us different widths of strips, and different yarns.

I have an idea to incorporate some hairpin lace into some classic crochet and some Tunisian.


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