Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Yarnarian is Still Hooked!

Crazed Hooker Hooks Again!

This crazy crochet moment seems to be lasting a lot longer than a moment. It's consuming my little brain, and not much knitting is getting done.

Look what I picked up on Saturday at Kinokuniya (wonderful Japanese bookstore):




These all have the stitches charted out, no written instruction, which is just as well since I don't read Japanese. I'm learning how to read these, and it's really easier than full written instructions. I can do back and forth now, and next is figuring out how to do motifs.

Here's a book with both knitting and crochet patterns. It's gorgeous.



Crochet projects: These are my current madness. Yep, I have 2 lap blankies in process, but I'm just showing you the scarves.




And one lone shawl (not counting the lace one in progress):



I have no plans on writing this up as I'm inventing as I knit, and for once I really just want to knit it, not keep track of what I'm doing.

Ria - I went to the one in Nyack. sometimes I go into the city, but not this time.


Vaughnde - You are so right! Crochet is wonderful. It is, however, much harder on my body and my eyes. Different muscles, plus I can knit without looking at what I'm doing unless it's cables or such. Crochet I have to constantly look. But still, those incredible fabrics that you can do in crochet!!!

itsJUSTme - You are so right. I get lost in all the directions in written-out patterns, knit as well as crochet.

3 comments:

Vaughnde said...

Those are awesome and yes the patterns are easy to follow when they are sketched out! Crochet is so much FUN LOL! Enjoy yourself and I love the scarves you are doing...beautiful yarns!

Ria said...

Is it weird that I have no problems following a knitting pattern but get massively confused with a crochet pattern? ( pattern chart that is)

Did you go in to NYC or do they have a Kinokuniya in Nj now?

itsJUSTme said...

I have been crocheting for years, long before I knew how to knit! I really like using a chart for crocheting much better than a written pattern, to me its easier.

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