There is another youtube video out today, So You are New to Crochet: Tools of Trade will go over my tool kit and what I use in my crocheting. There are a few points that I need to tell you about that I don’t think I cover in my video.
The length and diameter of the crochet hook are important to me.
- The length matters as a slightly longer handle helps me grip the hook better.
- The diameter or how big the handle is around also matters as I have arthritis and it is easier on my hands to hold a fatter crochet hook.
Experiment and try different brand hooks and see what works better for you. The hooks in the photo above are both the same size “J”. You can see that one is longer than the other and the shank is longer as well. This can make a difference. The style of head is also different.
I hope you enjoy the new video. I am still so new to creating videos. The only thing I do not carry in my tool kit that you might want are stitch markers. They are pretty vital when you start crocheting in the round.
I’m sitting in the coffee shop this morning, waiting for enough time to pass that I can go to an appointment with my daughter. She just took advantage of a 40% off coupon for new colored pencils. I am rather jealous of all of the beautiful colors! Amazing that the first words out of her mouth were
“Wouldn’t it make a beautiful crochet blanket”!
(I have trained my children well, they know what their Mother likes!) I agree but I have too many items waiting for the crochet hook…well, maybe.
Life has been busy the past several weeks. Who, am I kidding? Life is always busy, if it weren’t I wouldn’t be alive. There is much to be done, much left to do and much more left undone at home. I have been working on an afghan in neutral tones of grey, brown, beige, and creams. It is beautiful but I think it will be difficult to write a pattern from as it has taken a certain amount of stretching, fudging and frogging to keep the sides evenish. I have been enjoying it, even though it seems so beige and boring. It is great for showing texture.
If you watch my shop then you know that I have removed a greater portion of my sewn items from my shop. There is a great reason for that. They will be available for consignment at a shop near the house and completely on my flight path. I have also been sewing again to add a bit to the consignment items. The shop is new and will be great for quick gifts for family and friends. There will be no shipping and finally my Etsy shop will be more crochet and yarny items. I am very excited. I will take you on a quick preview later this week as they get ready for opening.
Talk to you later,
P.S. Please give “So You Are New to Crochet: Tools of the Trade” a thumbs up after you watch it. It will encourage me to keep filming.
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