First things first, my adventures in crochet the last few days.
I got inspired by this image in a magazine. You see Aunty Mum has been doing cables on the socks she has been knitting. Finding this pattern meant I could do some crochet cables which would give us a kind of common purpose? I really wanted to do something different and the cables look so well, clever!
Cables are not something I have ever tried, the pattern looked simple and I thought it would make a nice ear warmer for the wee girl when she's playing hockey this winter and a hat just isn't really possible.
I popped up to Spotlight and purchased some Moda Vera Beetle on sale for $2.80 for a 50gm ball. It's 50% acrylic and 50% cotton, I thought it would give good stitch definition and therefore show off the cables to best advantage.
And here it is. I think the mishmash of colours while pretty and certainly approved of by the WG, doesn't really lend itself to show off the cable.
The pattern looked fairly wide so I made a slight adjustment to the pattern and made it slightly narrower by eliminating a couple of stitches on each side. It's still enormously wide on the WG. Heck it's wide on me. I'm not sure how given that I used a slightly smaller hook than recommended and the recommended weight yarn.
I might have to try it again with a baby yarn and see how it works out.
Here it is sitting on my laptop keyboard to give you an idea of the scale.
So now I am making one with a single cable, having learned the principle of making a twisted cable. It basically consists of double trebles and to get the twist, you miss the first 2 and crochet into the second 2, then go back to the first two. Does that make sense?
Sorry for the quality of the picture my phone camera doesn't really capture it as well as it might.
Double trebles, much easier than I thought they would be! I am no longer afraid of them!
And in other news, it is now Friday, the last day of the Holidays. I do like having the children/young adults around but I am very much looking forward to them going back to the mall so I can get on with things.
So far we have been to the mall I don't know how many times, they've seen a couple of movies and they've been a few places. Trouble is, they want me to keep them entertained and that is tiring.