New hooks!

February 11, 2014 in Designer's Studio

Dreamz symphonie interchangeable tunisian crochet hooks |

One of my goals for this year is to start designing clothing.  I love the look and feel of knitted fabric for clothing but I don’t want to design in knit, so I’m going to give tunisian crochet a shot.  To this end I decided to purchase the Dreamz Symfonie interchangeable tunisian crochet set.

The set include 8 hooks, each made of laminated birch which is supposed to be very sturdy.  It also comes with cables in four lengths, end caps and cable joiners that will let you join all three cables together so there should be virtually nothing I cannot crochet now.  I’m excited both because now I can get started with tunisian crochet and also because these are my first wooden hooks.  Up to now all of my hooks have been metal.

I practiced a little with my one afghan hook, but I have lots of tunisian crochet stitches to explore before I start designing.  I think I’m going to make a sampler blanket to start.  I can’t wait to get started, but I’ve got a pair of socks to finish first.

Stuck in Class

January 27, 2014 in Just News

I'm stuck working on my Pinterest class this week but ready to get back to designing |

My new class started today!  I’m excited but still so overwhelmed.  I was really hoping to get back to designing this week but it looks like I’ll be fairly busy until the weekend.  Then it’s just you and me, hooks!  I’ve been dreaming up more ideas for my upcoming Prancer the Unicorn pattern.  I’m convinced that I need some variegated rainbow yarn.  I’m also thinking about adding some optional wings and a saddle to the pattern but I don’t want to get too ahead of myself.  I can’t wait to get back to it!  A month without designing is too long.

Send Yarn and Tea

January 20, 2014 in Just News

Send Yarn and Tea |

A week from today I’m going to start teaching my first online class. It’ll be a huge relief to have the bulk of the work of creating the class behind me, but more importantly I’m really looking forward to getting back to my yarn.  I’m so tired right now. All I want to do is curl up on the couch with a hook and some yarn and watch period dramas.  Until then, I will be drinking lots of strong black tea.

What are you all working on?  I hope the new year is being less busy for you.