Team Hooker - One pointy thing is better than two

(947 Posts)
SoupDragon Tue 22-May-12 19:47:46

Quiche-tastic.

KnottyLocks Tue 22-May-12 19:49:41

grin

KnottyLocks Tue 22-May-12 20:12:22

Small club then!

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 22-May-12 20:20:40

<squuuueeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaal>

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 22-May-12 20:25:47

I was going to ask if I could bring Dave, but on re reading the OP i thought maybe best leave him somewhere else blush

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 22-May-12 20:25:54

grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 22-May-12 20:25:59

wine

PurplePidjin Tue 22-May-12 20:36:02

Yay!

PurplePidjin Tue 22-May-12 20:36:58

Am I allowed to ask for non-woolly-hug related crochet advice here?

RedRosie Tue 22-May-12 20:40:00

Can I just say:

k4, ssk, yfwd, k1, ywd, k2tog, k3, rep from k1!

<Runs away screaming>

PurplePidjin Tue 22-May-12 20:51:15

<shivers down spine>

KnottyLocks Tue 22-May-12 21:05:08

Bog off, Rosie!

KnottyLocks Tue 22-May-12 21:16:00

Pidj, any hooky stuff, I'm presuming smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 22-May-12 21:19:28

<listens to Rosie, and faints>

<thud>

SoupDragon Tue 22-May-12 21:22:18

Oh yes, hooky business of any variety smile

PurplePidjin Tue 22-May-12 21:44:59

Dear Aunty Soupy and The Hookers

I want to make two colour squares but hate sewing pesky ends in. I tried laying the unused wool over the fabric and crocheting round but it shows through sad

1. Am I doing it wrong, is there a knack?

2. If I use the same colour but do the heart/teddy in something textured like Sirdar Snowflake will I have the same problem?

2a. What type of naice yarn would work with Snowflake, which I love but is pure acrylic so I don't want to use cheap regular acrylic iyswim?

thanks

SoupDragon Wed 23-May-12 07:01:15

I'm doing a large ripple blanket at the moment and, after darning in the first 15 rows or so, am crocheting over the ends as I go. It seems to be fine provided what you are crocheting is a solid row of stitches. It doesn't work if the pattern has holes.

No idea about the other questions because I am really an ignorant novice still.

SoupDragon Wed 23-May-12 07:02:55

WRT 2a, I spent a long time rubbing balls of yarn against my cheek when choosing the yarn for DDs rabbit. I do this a lot smile

PurplePidjin Wed 23-May-12 07:09:03

Ah, it's me then! I was trying to do a Team Heart but in dc, and it looks awful.

I do that too blush

Oooh I've never been in a quiche before. I'm allergic to cheese too...

This may start as grin then become confused then quickly deteriorate to envy

I am knitting at present as I have 2 family babies due this autumn/winter - but have got MN blanket squares to post BUT they are so plain I just keep looking at them and thinking I could fluff 'em up a bit first.

I've got a gorgeous vintage 3ply shawl that I want to crochet but both neices have got shawls.

Many congratulations too Pidj - hope you are over your morning sickness.

SoupDragon Wed 23-May-12 07:15:54

Did you mention knitting [hard stare]

Erm sorry miss. But in my defence I needed to do something for the babies and I have just finished my ripple blanket <smug>. smile

Actually - I have struggled to find crochet baby patterns that are unisex. They always seem to look a bit feminine, perhaps because the stitches are bigger than the two needle variety, so always look a little lacy. I'm on Ravelry and unless I'm crap at searching (very possible) I can't seem to find anything that floats my boat. My local wool shop lady gets a bit flustered at the word crochet too.

KnottyLocks Wed 23-May-12 07:30:36

Woolly, you could always add a little crochet flower or heart to your squares, if you want to fluff them up smile

Agree with you about crochet patterns for little boys.

TwoJackRussellsandababy Wed 23-May-12 07:33:30

Can I join? I like a bit of time hooking when I can spare it!

PurplePidjin Wed 23-May-12 07:37:08

Thank you, Woolly, I'm getting there! thanks

Plain dc for boys, I find. Everything else is a bit frilly

I'm pondering a bamboo pram blanket with Snowflake hearts and teddies...

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