Nice to see so many of you lurking out there.
I agree - I wish someone would come up with a “CrochetHelp” site that was as good as this one is!
Re my experimenting - I’m afraid I’ve ripped out most of the bits I’ve done - I tend to just try a stitch for a couple of inches to see if I can do it - and despite my stash not fitting into the 3! enormous boxes that I bought for it I can’t make myself tie off the ends of my samples - I always think that I might need that yarn for something one day!!! Must be my Scottish ancestory coming out! :teehee:
I’ve been looking around for a good first project - but I’m a bit fussy - I’m not over keen on the traditional “granny square” crochet look - and I’m not sure I really need another scarf! I’d quite like to try a lacy shrug but the patterns look very complicated! :pout:
I keep reminding myself that this time last year I hadn’t even started knitting and the knitting patterns that looked so difficult at first are now reasonably simple to follow - but not having Amy’s fab videos to demonstrate makes things a little harder with the crochet.
So - in the time honoured fashion of attention deficit beginners the world over - I’ve now decided that I absolutely must have a knitted cable handbag - and because I was given the Vogue Stitchonary books for Christmas I decided that I would design my own - so I’m back with the two needles and have spent the last three hours or so swatching.
I also decided to see if I could knit continental now that I’ve got the hang of holding the yarn in my left hand to crochet - but whilst the knit stitches are quite easy I’m finding the purl almost impossible. At first I thought I’d cracked it and wondered what all the fuss was with purling continental style - but then I started the next row and realised that I’d twisted all my purl stitches! I guess I was wrapping the wrong way! I need to check out those videos again!
Anyway - I’ll keep you posted on both the knitting and crochet fronts!