Jane's Hooked on Crochet

A place to write about my crocheting, things I'm learning, book reviews, ideas, projects in mind, works in progress, patterns, photos, fair entries, whatever...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Do you think that all amigurumi (small Japanese crocheted items) are either fun little animals, or fruits and veggies? Take a look at this site. I have no idea what Big-Daddy Bouncer or Bioshock are, but I appreciate all the hard work that went into this project. Look at all the little details. And, she's included a pattern!

This is today's "Must See".

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Some fun American history

Dee has answered a reader's question with a great story about American history, whaling, fashion, and of course, crochet.

In the meantime, I don't have much on the hooks right now. I'm swatching yarns for another Short and Sweet Cardigan from The Happy Hooker, and for the Crochet Yoke Tunic in the June Knit'n Style. 2nd Time Cotton, Spa, Satin Sport,... And thinking about yarns that I might want to use for the Tropical Breeze Shawl that I just purchased from a Ravelry site. I have plain white and plain light blue in acrylics that I could use to make up one, maybe just for practice while searching for a lovely variegated fingering weight yarn (with no wool!)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Some pictures

The software for the printer/scanner/copier/camera is finally working properly, and I can load pictures from my camera on to my computer. No more putting crochet work onto the scanner and scan, then cropping, etc to get pictures onto the blog. Maybe I'll get pictures posted more often, and more current!

Here is a necklace that I made as practice for the Make It/Take It Class at the Gathering of the Guilds in February...

This is the baby sweater that our CGOA Chapter has been working on as a CAL. Each month we learn about a new part of garment making. Selecting a pattern, yarn characteristics and sizes, substituting yarns, foundation stitches, extended stitches, making simple changes to a pattern, gauge, seams, blocking, etc. This is the first sweater that I did...

Saturday evening I finished the dorm blanket that I was making for the Shawl Ministry. Tonight we blessed all the blankets, sewed on labels, and bagged them in preparation for presentation to all the seniors. Here is a shot of most of the bags.

And finally, a peek at some swatching
That's been frogged, and the yarn is busy with some new swatching. Who knows what it might end up being.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Doting on Doilies

It's been a while since I posted, the hooks have been busy. Anyway, here is a blog that I just discovered, and I love the doilies. My favorites? The swans, and the Connected Hearts. Hearts, lace, pink roses, how romantic!

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Guinness Book of World Records & Crochet?

That's right! Crochters are trying to set a world record and make it into the Guinness Book of World Records. Stitch N' Pitch is sponsoring the event at the Mets Citi Field on Saturday, June 5th.
Arrive early, check in and receive a free crochet hook and yarn, attend a learn to crochet lesson if you don't know how to crochet, and then "let the fun begin". The attempt is to set a record for "The Most People Crocheting Simultaneously" for 15 minutes.
I know that I can't make it to Mets Field on June 5th, and I bet there are a lot of other folks just like me. What if we had a little supportive simultaneous crocheting? I think I'll suggest that our CGOA Chapter get together and crochet for 15 minutes at the exact same time, just to send the crocheters at Mets Field some good crochet energy.
For more information, click on the above link, or check out the "CGOA Now!"