Wednesday, September 7, 2011

square variety and beginning of Who scarf

What's off my hook now? Yo yos, saltines, two 12" squares ...

Then ON my hook - I decided to make a skinny Doctor Who scarf with the leftover yarn from the previous one. I am once again using Chris Brimelow's pattern and Tara's Vanna's Choice colors. I'm using an I hook. I chained 21. You can see my cheat sheet in the picture too. :-)

I also had a happy surprise today. You might remember that I had more trouble with the Red Heart Soft navy yarn with the same orange bits in it. Well, I did write to them and let them know the problem but did not ask for any more yarn because I didn't want to appear greedy and really, how could they know if I was telling the truth? I was able to pick out most of the orange on the last skein so I got the use of it and though I lost some of the other one, I was able to use some for edgings, so I wasn't too displeased in the long run of it. I was just glad to have them aware of the problem.

Anyway, today UPS dropped off a package with 2 skeins in it. I was quite happy as I am out of the RH soft and couldn't get any more locally. I will be making another scarf soon as I finish with the Who one. So kudos to Coats and Clark customer service for backing up their products.

Happy crocheting!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Share a Square

20 more squares for Share a Square.

Most of these were made using the same cross-stitch pattern used previously, a variation of my daughter's pattern. I used an H hook for all the squares but various yarns from Red Heart Soft to Super Saver to Vanna's Choice and Bernat. I adjusted the Golden Loop of the last round to get them to proper size. Of course, they all needed a long strand left for assembly. I left 24" on each one.

Here's the Golden Loop video since I get so many questions about it. I did not originate this term. I first learned of it while doing my Master's training. It was in the course work which I believe Jean Leinhauser may have put together. I had previously used this technique, but didn't know it had a name until that time.

Here are all of the squares.

This one was done in the diagonal box stitch - a sample made for some reason or other.

This one is another of the squares from my daughter's pattern pack over at the Etsy shop. In fact, I used the same colors as the photos at the shop.

That's all for today.

Happy crocheting!