Random rantings of a senile 30 something who's still a kid at heart. Music,Art, Crafting, Animals. I better get it all down now before I forget tomorrow!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Revenge of the Hook

I'm still kind of in stumped mode regarding the shop. I'm really thinking of revamping the pets section in terms of the small animals as I have been trying to learn as much as I can from my new group. Also I've learned a lot from my new readers as well, and seeing as versatility has been the overwhelming response I'm really going to start thinking outside the "hook" so to speak, and add some non crochet items to the mix. Stay tuned on that!

Even when I don't have a specific idea in mind, I'm always trying to learn how to do new things. I've experimented with crocheting with ribbon, and like the results, but I'm unsure what to actually make with it yet. I have made some crochet ribbon bows, but trying to attach them to clips while keeping them clean and neat was kind of a pain, so I took a break to try learning something else.

Yesterday I tried to learn the broomstick lace crochet stitch. I refer to The Art of Crochet by Teresa on YouTube for visual explanations and tutorials. She is one of the best on the web!

Detailed right? Anyone can figure out something so simple.....

This is what it is supposed to look like:

Here's how mine turned out:

And here is me attempting to set it on fire. LOL!

If I give you any advice at all it's if you try to learn a new crochet technique, don't use sock yarn and a tiny hook. :P You're likely to get frustrated pretty fast. But never fear! I decided to watch her tutorial on Tunisian crochet instead and here is the result so far:

Yattah! :D Looks like the makings of a cute little bag. I'l be sure to post the finished whatever-it-is soon! Thanks for reading!

1 comment:

  1. Geez, why do my hands look like they've been in a barfight in that picture? I had to double check and make sure I was alright! ;P