Tangled Tuesdays: Crochet Things

Say it Rah-shay By Jan 10, 2012 No Comments

It was like my birthday at work today. Two books that I requested from other libraries have come in and I can’t wait to dig into them. The first is More Crocheted Socks by Janet Rehfeldt with Mary Jane Wood. I have only attempted socks once before, The Cottage Slipper Sock from Lion Brand’s web site. I never completed the socks, I got hung up at the heel. With my crafting level comfort up, I think if I were to attempt them again I may actually get a pair done. 

When I flipped through the Crocheted Sock book I felt the pressure that usually comes when I see a pattern written for use of size C, D and E hooks. If you craft you know that these hooks are teeny tiny and I will admit that I am not as careful as I’d like to be when hooking. Womaning up, I flipped through and found two pairs of socks that I really want to try. The pair I like best is the Victorian Daydream sock. The sock is lacy and looks quite elegant. I am also digging the A Little Zig, A Little Zag sock. Its a bit on the slouchy side and the colors of the example shown sells it for me.

I admit I am no fan of Jane Austen but was socked (see what I did there?) by the name of Melissa Horozewski‘s book, AUSTENtatious Crochet. The book features some anecdotal Jane Austen stories, history and works inspired by Jane Austen’s books and life. The finished products at first glance are nothing that I immediately wanted to start except, well, a scarf. I love the Lyme Regis Scarf featured on page 88. I know I am set to challenge myself with a new something but this scarf is pretty cool looking.

Hopefully I can dig into these books a bit more tonight. I admit that I already have yarn picked out for the Lyme Regis Scarf but will give the other patterns consideration. 

On the hooks:
My mom has commissioned me to make her a hooded cowl (she’s Batman…something about cowls make me feel silly). I raved about one I saw a lady wearing last week and Micheal’s was having a sale on Bernat Silky and well…I am a girl who can’t say no. I found a pattern I like on Lion Brand and started last night. 

The hat I was working on last week…sigh! I followed the pattern exactly and the hat is too small! I got discouraged and stopped working it but will finish as we are having a hat drive at the library. 

The Bee has been obsessed with “little hats” and I found a cute crochet version on the website Crafting Clarissa. This hat is quite adorable and I think she would look cute wearing one. Yes, its ANOTHER hat but its a little hat.

This weekend I’ve been invited to TWO crafty get togethers…score!

Mt crochet group at the Wynnefiled Library is marking the MLK day of service by crafting and donating crochet and knitted babies items, such as booties, caps, sweaters, and blankets.The collected items will be donated to a local Shelter for Women and children, and to Operation Shower for Military Moms. (The event is open to all crochet and knitting levels.)

The Wynnefield Library is located at 5325 Overbrook Ave PhiladelphiaPA 19131.
I should be there by 12ish. I’m supposed to be unloading Girl Scout Cookies in the morning but I think The Dad has agreed to be there (please, please, please! It’s supposed to be cold as bleep, bleep and those cardboard cases of cookies are no joke!).

On Sunday my friend Robin is hosting a crafty gathering. I love that I can go to both. Crochet is such a solitary activity and I enjoy chatting with others about what it is that I am doing, how to make it better and to get new ideas.

Join us Saturday or check out the above books. Stay tuned for pictures.


I am mom, daughter, sister, yarn lover, word lover, crazy cat lady and library chick. Find me with book or with hook and a hot cuppa.

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