Saturday, August 3, 2013

no crocheting

I'm still unable to crochet due to the problem with my hand/wrist/arm. I don't have a diagnosis yet, but the steroids seem to be helping the swelling. I can actually bend my fingers now and use my left hand for light things. Just wanted to touch base with everyone.

I thought I'd take the opportunity to share some links with you since I have new of my own to post.

How about this beautiful afghan pattern by Karen Buhr? The pattern is a free Ravelry download.

I get a lot of questions about the diagonal box stitch and I do have a tutorial and pattern using this stitch.  However, this morning I ran across a video by Mikey and Red Heart on the Corner to Corner afghan. It was quite well done and I thought I'd share the link. Even though I know how to do this stitch, I watched the entire thing. It kept my interest. Mikey does some things in a different way than I do but that's perfectly fine. For example, he uses a fold over instead of a flip up as I do in my video, but truthfully I like his method! He also demonstrates how to change color in his video, which I do not do in mine. I like Mikey's conversational style and his videos are very professional looking.

If you want to have a look at my video also, you can find it here. Funny enough both our videos are between 18 and 19 minutes long.

I also wanted to add this tutorial for a mitered granny square at Crochet Again which was well done. 

Well, my finger is tired poking keys, so I'll sign off. Looking forward to getting back into crocheting when I can. I probably won't work on the Doctor Whoghan until I'm sure I can maintain the same tension I had before as my work will probably be a bit different until my hand/wrist is fully healed.

Happy crocheting!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

baby whoghan 2

I haven't been able to crochet the past few days so I thought I'd show you the progress on the second baby whoghan. No, I have not edged the first one yet, but I will when I can crochet again. (I'm also typing with one hand so if I miss an error, please overlook it.)

For this second one I am using Stylecraft Special DK Walnut instead of the Knit Picks Sienna I used for the first one, but am using the same row and color sequence.

I have completed about 13 1/2". 17 color sections finished. 27 to go.

If you want to travel with me, the foundation chain is 151. I use a G hook for the body. Single crochet  in each chain.  You can choose to skip the foundation chain and work a foundation single crochet of 150. The exact number is really not critical so do not rework if you have 149 or 152. It’s fine. The body is all single crochet. 

Here are the rows I've worked so far.
1 Camel
4 Walnut
2 Sunshine
5 Copper
2 Burgundy
5 Khaki
2 Sunshine
7 Camel
4 Copper
2 Walnut
3 Burgundy
11 Khaki
2 Sunshine
4 Graphite
2 Copper
13 Camel
2 Burgundy

If I could find a DK yellow that would be more gold than orange I would be thrilled. The walnut is not a bad color. For this purpose it could use a bit more red in it for the bronze look. Overall I'm pleased with the colors.

The original colors were listed as Purple, Camel, Mustard, Rust, Grey, Greenish brown, and Bronze. 

If you want to know more about Doctor Who, I have another web site with scarf details and other info. It's called Gallifreyan Crochetin'.

Happy crocheting!