Friday, March 19, 2010

Half a bubble off center

I've taken up with hookers.

I'm remembering how to CROCHET.
What did you think I meant? :)

I never did know how to crochet very well - mostly because I can never remember how many time to wrap the yarn around the hook for the different stitches. It's been 30 years since I tried granny squares and if I remember right I gave up on them because sewing them together was a pain.

It's easier this time around. I can even wrap the yarn around my left finger to control tension...unlike knitting. Have never changed the way I knit - clenching the yarn in fingers & palm and dragging it around the needle methodically.

Stuffed this Fraggle Rock into Sara's birthday box. Working with the freakish hairy yarn was different. And there was an alarming number of body parts to be sewn together! 3 smaller sized hooks made their way into my shopping basket while at AcMoore last week. I need to buy stuffing as this is quite addictive. There are some AMAZING designers out there. Many free patterns, although of course several that caught my eye are each sold separately.

Dorothy the tabletop loom remains welcome in the living room. We closed off the kitchen door to the end of the house we're not using this winter, now that the girls are living away from home.
Our light bill went down $40!! Just saying :)

I WON a box of yarn from Camp Runamuck!

When I just now checked back to add the link, it seems she has dressed her dogs a little funny! :)
I quite often blog hop in the morning with my first cup of coffee. Although I don't actively seek out Give-a-ways, they are an irresistible weakness. Winning was quite wonderful as well!. The deal was we agree to make a donation to our local animal shelter.

Round 4 of Sock Madness began last week. I knit Pattern 1 for a half a day and quit. Forgive me for saying so, but this pattern put every technique I hate the most into one pair of socks. Life is too short to knit something and hate every minute of it. I feel bad for being a quitter and will miss the Sock Madness gang I've been a part of since the 1st year it began. But it was a huge relief to yank that half day's worth of wasted time off the needles and move on.

It's when I took up with those Hookers!
Went outside to snap a picture on a recent morning of the half moon rising

6 comments:

Andrea said...

Congratulations on becoming a Hooker again! It's really adicting ;)

SaraLyn said...

Love my new little Fraggle!!! Thanks mom!

Your subtitle made me (and William) laugh out loud.

Judy S. said...

Our quilt group is the Friday Morning Strippers, so I knew exactly what you meant! Which do you prefer, knitting or crocheting? I think there's a place for both! Nice photo, Laurie, you are certainly multi-talented!

Theresa said...

Have fun with the yarn and I'm sure the shelter will enjoy your yarn prize in their own way!
That is an adorable Fraggle. I don't crochet, but there are times when I wish I did!
Dressing up the cat now.....;-)

Micki said...

I think he is so cute...You did a great job!
Micki

prashant said...

I think there's a place for both! Nice photo
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