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kaz

Do I do much crochet?

Rena asked on another thread if I do much crochet?

The answer is yes

Here are some recent projects - as you can see, cushions and blankets are my favourite - I finished the baby blanket (top left) last night.



Years ago, someone gave me BAGS of very old wool and I've gradually used them up in this very thick blanket - the wool was mainly 3 and 4 ply and I used lots of threads together to make the equivalent of a chunky, heavy blanket. It's made for a single bed rather than the double that I photographed it on. (typically for me, I don't like the effect of the very dark square in the middles and I'm plotting to move it   )

Digindeep

Re: Do I do much crochet?

It's made for a single bed rather than the double that I photographed it on. (typically for me, I don't like the effect of the very dark square in the middles and I'm plotting to move it   )

Why?
     
kaz

Re: Do I do much crochet?

Digindeep wrote:

Why?
     


That was Bodger's reaction......but things have got to be right  
Rena

Re: Do I do much crochet?

kaz wrote:
Digindeep wrote:

Why?
     


That was Bodger's reaction......but things have got to be right  


That is SO true!!

Beautiful work!!! I was given a bunch of old yarn recently and decided to make two blankets. They are similar looking to yours.

Do you do any 'fine thread' crochet? (It's my preferred favourite).
kaz

I've never tried fine thread - I seem to be constantly trying to reduce my stash of double knitting yarn

I did do Jen's wedding shawl with 1 ply but that was knitting.
Rena

And that shawl is exquisite!

I think you'd like fine thread with how well you did on the shawl There are so many different patterns from many different cultures that there are plenty of varieties to choose from... I also like the intricacy I can get  working the fine verses the worsted weight sizes. Although, I understand working down the stashes as well-I just accomplished that project here and am now able to get back to working on the fine thread stash
WhatCameFirst

They're lovely Kaz.  

I taught myself to crochet when I finished DD's huge blanket when she went off to uni, as I thought it would be a distraction.  

I don't do much now though because (a) I can't watch telly at the same time like I can with knitting,  and (b) it's so greedy on yarn.  However, I might be re-inspired now I've seen yours.

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