Thursday, November 19, 2009

My creative space

My creative space today is quite yarny. I'm working on the collar of the child's woollen cardigan I'm knitting, and when it's just too hot for that, I'm crocheting a little person's cotton summer cardigan using Jo Sharp's Soho Summer in a lovely deep purple.
I'm on to take 3 with the crochet - the pattern called for a 6.5mm hook, but when I tried that it was WAAAAY too big. I changed to a 5.5mm hook which I already had - also too big, so I took myself off to Sunspun and bought a 5 and 4.5mm Soft Touch hook (any excuse, really, but this one was a good one!). The 5mm seems to be working just fine.

So the moral of the story? You can't have too many crochet hooks, and patterns (especially free ones) don't necessarily give helpful hook size advice!!

Visit more creative spaces at Kirsty's.

7 comments:

Kirsty said...

I reckon it's got a lot to do with tension too. My 8 round granny square using a 5 mm hook is about the same as an average 5 round granny square using a 5 mm hook.

Kate said...

I just went and visited you cardi pattern and it is going to be lovely in that deep purple. I find all their patterns a bit of a struggle with finding the right hook for the right size.

june at noon said...

I always end up switching needle sizes way too many times. I think my tension changes a lot, and I never seem to match the pattern gauges!

Gina said...

Not too hot for a bit of yarn today then? Good!

yael said...

can't wait to see the end result - and in the meantime - enjoy

yardage girl said...

You're a brave woman handling wool on a hot day - you must have found a cool spot! Love your colour choices.

Nikki Cardigan said...

You did a good job being so productive in this hot weather Anna. And I love the morals!