Jane's Hooked on Crochet

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Monday, October 05, 2009

I had an interesting weekend involving crochet. I spent a lot of the time working on swatches of various fibers. On Saturday our CGOA Chapter had a planning meeting, followed by an outing to a local yarn shop, and then lunch at Panera Bread. What a great time with friends, fiber and food!

The yarn Shop was Colonial Yarn Shop in Shiremanstown. This was only my second time in this LYS, the first was following the last planning meeting. The shop is small, but well organized and stuffed with beautiful fibers, beautiful samples, patterns and books. At the first outing I purchased 5 skeins of Second Time Cotton, to make another Short and Sweet Bolero (pattern by Angela Best). This time I needed a nice sock weight yarn, no wool! That's a little difficult, but the shop owner suggested this lovely bamboo - Kertzer's On Your Toes, which is 75% bamboo, 25% nylon. The skein is a generous 328 yards. After I finish my swatches, I may swatch a sock pattern, or maybe try it on a super small Tunisian hook. I think that I have a cabled G hook, that might be the beginning of the Tunisian/crohook swatching.

While swatching yesterday, I dropped my hook down beside the seat cushion of the LazyBoy. When it finally dropped out onto the floor, it looked like this:

Luckily, I keep at least two of every size hook (except the G7), so I was able to complete my swatch.
Today I'm finishing the last of this specific swatching project.


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