I finished a scarf.

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It looks kind of funny though.

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Homigosh, it’s crochet!

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So yeah, I learned how to crochet. I took crochet classes at Sit ‘n Knit from the wonderful Jodi.  I’d been meaning to learn for awhile, as part of my larger quest to try something new.  This orange scarf by Nicole was one of the projects that inspired me most. 

I had nominally learned to crochet once before, when I was on my study abroad trip to Australia.  I couldn’t get it for some reason, the loops always slipped off the hook. 

Now that I have Susan Bates hooks that I’m really happy with, I can see the problem.

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The old one is on the left, the new one is on the right. See how much sharper the hook is on the blue one? I think it works a lot better that way, at least for a newbie like me. I’m also partial to metal needles, so it doesn’t surprise me that I’d prefer metal hooks.

While I can’t imagine that crochet will become my primary craft, there are just some things you can only do with crochet. In order to give myself an excuse to practice some more, I’m doing the Crocheted Potholder Swap.  It should be fun!