Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Yarn that did not Behave :P

    I love to sit down and turn a skein of yarn into a treasure that someone can get to give to their loved one. There are so many yarns to choose from.

    Stiff yarn, soft yarn, normal yarn, red yarn, blue yarn, pink yarn, thin yarn, thick yarn and extra thick yarn. Most times yarn is fairly easy to work with once you get the hang of it. But then you have that troublesome yarn.

   The yarn that will not behave. It knots in the skein so you have to take it apart and by the time your done half the skein is pulled out just to fix the problem. Or you have the yarn that just wont stay twisted. My favorite troublesome yarn.


    See how the yarn doesn’t like itself. It doesn’t want to stay in that nice tight hugging twist it is suppose to stay in.

    The key to handling this kind of yarn is making sure you hold it just so. You know, tight enough to keep your hoot from going through the un-entwined yarn but, loose enough to keep your stitch at the correct gauge.


Like so.

    Once you have battled the Yarn that won’t behave you may even end up with a finished product.

Like this set of booties.

    If you are beginning a big project and you notice your yarn is misbehaving, I strongly suggest to save yourself some head ach and get different yarn.

    Set that yarn aside and use it later for smaller projects like booties, hates or baby shoes.

                                                              Thanks for stopping in.

                                                                             GOD Bless.


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A Bootie for your Baby

It was a few months ago when I tried the ever so cute baby bootie pattern. I was gearing up and ready to get the booties flowing. I had my pattern from RedHeart, my yarn, my hooks and some free time.

  Now, I am not a master at the art of crochet by far, but I have made my way around the hook and yarn a few times. After reading the pattern, I felt confident that I could make these booties with ease. Boy was I wrong.

The pattern was fairly simple. And it is even on a level of expertise I am most comfortable with, easy. But I would soon learn that sometimes it doesn't matter how easy the pattern is, or how experienced you are, you may need some help figuring things out. My First Attempt

What went wrong you ask. Well I will tell you. It all started looking a little funny around round . That is when they called for a dc2tog. Well confident as I was I pushed through. Looked down and said there is no way. I took it apart, reworked the round, shook my head and repeat. Finally I called in my reinforcement.
Megan to the Rescue
She showed me what that nasty little dc2tog really meant and I haven't looked back yet.
And there you have it. A Bootie for your Baby.