National Crochet Month

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

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March is National Crochet Month. While I haven’t been posting any crochet updates, that doesn’t mean I haven’t been crocheting!

I’ve put my new Furls bowl to good use working on a scarf. I like the Furls bowl because I had a fear of a ceramic bowl shattering when I pulled it off the table or if Maxy knocked it off. This works quite well.

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The scarf pattern was quite complicated, so I took a break to get back to something easier. Dishcloths! My first project ever was one year ago during National Crochet Month and it seemed fitting to go back and do another round.

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These three are made with KnitPicks Dishie yarn. It’s easy to work with and should hold up well. These are crocheted with a Furls G sized hook, 35 chains, then [sc and chain, skip]. I got three done with a single skein.

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Now I’m working on a special gift project, same crochet hook and pattern but using Bernat Softee baby yarn in mint green.

Are the Furls hooks worth it? They are very nice hooks. I don’t know as if I have any less pain using them than my other blocky-handled hook (I have the Boye Ergonomic, which you can use with any regular old aluminum hook). I do like the sparkly appearance and often find I am looking at the Furls with admiration as I crochet. And it’s very light, which is nice. What I do wish the company could improve on is communication. They don’t let you know if there’s a delay in shipment, so you might go a week or longer after order thinking they’ve forgotten you. If you’re paying that much for a hook, more emails would be helpful. They did include a free skein of yarn in my last order, possibly to make up for the delay.

I’ve been stockpiling DVR movies on Turner Classic Movies to watch while I’ve been crocheting. It’s relaxing, especially with a fairly simple pattern. Even though it is now officially spring, it’s still fairly cold here in Michigan. No sign of the spring bulbs as of yet. At least we’ve had a fair bit of sunshine, which helps a little.

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