Tuesday, July 20, 2010

the Cabana

Now that I've finished the Masters course, I have had time and inspiration to do some updates on some of the pages at Crochet Cabana and added a few new ones.

I get inspiration for things to put on the site from all over and since I learned a few new terms during the course of my course (doesn't that sound funny) I decided to share my newfound info with my visitors. Those on my Crochet Cabana yahoogroup already got the notice of what has been added so far. Here is what I sent them:

http://www.crochetcabana.com/tutorials/gauge.htm Added information about the Golden Loop, a term I was unfamiliar with until working the course, though I was familiar with the process.

http://www.crochetcabana.com/shapes/hexagon.htm I added some new photos at the bottom of the page. This also references the Golden Loop 
http://www.crochetcabana.com/hook-sizes.htm  I added info on U.K. hook sizes for steel hooks and suggested threads to use with specific size hooks. Also deleted a couple of bad links.

http://www.crochetcabana.com/stitches/stitches-reverse_sc.htm Added a different method of making a corded edge with photos. 
http://www.crochetcabana.com/stitches/stitches-popcorn.htm  Added a photo of several rows popcorn, using both front and back popcorn stitches. 
I also added a few references in the dictionary as I went along.
Since I posted those links I have added photos to the Cluster / Bobble page as well for the Cluster. I hope to do the Bobble soon as well.
And created a page for the Berry Stitch 

Note that any new info at the site is not from the Master course and has no relation to that course. You should not judge what you'll be asked to do on the course by anything I have written. I assume the course patterns were designed by CGOA leadership.

I have been inspired to work on the site as a result of working on such a variety of stitches, some of which I realized I did not have on site.

When I add things to the Cabana I use both my personal preferences and also check around the net to get an understanding of what other people are doing. Even then I make errors which I later have to correct. Often, I find that different people use the same name for different stitches or they work the stitches in different ways or they use different names for the same stitches. Hopefully a pattern you are trying to work will identify and give instructions for any special stitches, those other than the basic ones. I have particular sites that I trust to give me correct information.

A lot of crochet is personal. I call things by the names I choose and I use stitches in the way I choose. That might not be the way others choose. And that is OKAY. We don't all need to be robots following one another. Crochet is a skill of creativity. So it's no surprise that people are creative. :-) That said, there are some things that can only be said one way. If you have to double crochet and chain 1, then that is the way you have to say it.

I plan to add a few more tutorials, some I've been meaning to get to for a while now and some new ones that seemed appropriate now that I have a better understanding of how to do them myself. I'll keep you posted as that comes along.

Happy crocheting!

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