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Archive 2004: Newbie crochet observations

(Note: This post was written by Laurel Regan and originally published in a separate blog called “Fibre Yarns”, which was later merged with Alphabet Salad.)

Adapted from LiveJournal entry originally posted October 10th, 2004:

  • I find it way easier to pick up dropped stitches in crocheting than in knitting!
  • Every now and then I find myself holding the hook like a three-year-old holds a spoon (this description courtesy of a post I saw a few days ago)! I have to keep reminding myself to hold the hook the way the books say is the right way, i.e., like a pencil.
  • Regardless of which way I hold the hook, my right hand cramps up fairly regularly and I have to stop working for a couple of minutes. This isn’t too surprising, though, as I get the same sort of cramping whenever I try handwriting anything.
  • I am truly infuenced by my computer-run life. Whenever I finish a row, I have this kneejerk reaction to press “Save”, and whenever I make a mistake I think, “That’s ok, I’ll just hit ‘Undo'”! I wonder how long it will take me to get used to the fact that I can’t do those things?!

Laurel Storey, CZT – Certified Zentangle Teacher. Writer, reader, tangler, iPhoneographer, cat herder, learner of French and Italian, crocheter, needle felter, on-and-off politics junkie, 80s music trivia freak, ongoing work in progress.