Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Challenges #14 and #15

Challenge #14 for the 52 Week Crochet Challenge hosted by Red Berry Crochet was to crochet in public and tell about the experience. I crochet in public all the time; it's the best way to pass the time when you're at the doctor's office or anywhere else you have to wait a long time.
When we went to the rodeo in Fort Worth last week, I brought my "purse project" with me.
This bag is always in my purse (well, now it's in the diaper bag). It holds small scraps of yarn, an H hook, a pair of scissors, and a yarn needle. Whenever I have a spare few minutes, I pull it out and make a few yo yos.
I had a few different reactions. My dad thought I was crazy. I got a few weird looks from people sitting in the stands with us. But the best reaction was from Tim. He's seen me crochet yo yos a thousand times and never said anything; this time he actually asked me how it was done and listened as I explained it! He then complimented me on how nice they looked. That really made my day :-)

Challenge #15 was to find a UK crochet pattern to make because the terminology is different. This was another easy challenge for me because I've been "interpreting" UK patterns for quite some time. A lot of the patterns I like from Attic 24 are written in UK crochet terms as are the patterns for these preemie hats I made yesterday and Monday.
 The PomPom hats (top) and the Lisha hats (bottom) are designed by Linda from Linda's Crafty Corner. I make these often enough that I only glance at the pattern when I start, but I do have to remind myself that when it says "tr", that's a US double crochet. She has a note in the pattern that says that, too. For some UK patterns, I will rewrite them in US crochet terms if the pattern is complicated or if I'm working it for the first time.

Speaking of Linda's Crafty Corner, I'm linking these hats for her Summer Stashbuster Link Party.

Thanks for reading.
Blessings :-)

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  1. I don't crochet out in public very often, but when I do I usually get nice comments. :)

  2. I haven't crocheted out in public for a while, but when I do, it is a conversation starter for sure. Looks like you are building up a nice stash of pretty baby hats. Take care, Heather

  3. I crochet in public all the time. I belong to a knit/crochet group that meets up once a month at Barnes and Noble bookstore cafe in NYC! We all get smiles all the time. It's pretty cool. Take care and have a nice afternoon.

  4. I take my crochet everywhere with me but the only negative comments I get are from my family, they usually say, oh no mother don't tell me you intend to get the crochet out here! you would think that they would be used to it by now, they must think that I show them up haha. Glad you are enjoying making the hats, thanks for the shout out. :) xx

  5. Love the hats and yo yo's Kate.