So I thought I'd give it a try too.
I'm talking about the crochet wrist warmers that Lucy so kindly shared at Attic 24.
I don't crochet. Didn't even know how until a couple days ago. But after my dear mother-in-law left on Monday afternoon, I was feeling a little sad, so to keep my mind off it, I settled on the couch with my I Can't Believe I'm Crocheting book (a Leisure Arts publication). I created a few small swatches to get the hang of the technique and try to get control my tension.
And last night, while watching "V" and then "Melrose Place" (it's a guilty pleasure) I popped out this baby:
I really despise most varigated yarn and this one's no exception. But since it was my first attempt, I didn't want to waste any of my favorites. It's Patons Classic Wool, which I love to work with. And it's super warm!
Patons Classic Wool is a medium worsted weight yarn and I chained about 28 to begin with and used a size G hook. It ended up just a tad too loose for my taste. Next time I'm using cute colors and I'm planning to attempt the bobble shell edging. Woo hoo!
This is really a great project for beginning crocheters. It's easy, quick, and useful. They would make great gifts for people who work in chilly offices. I've considered knitting some of these in the round for gifts. Maybe I'm just being uppity, but I prefer the look of knit to crochet. It somehow seems more elegant. But that's just me. Crochet is definitely the faster method. Pros and cons, I suppose.
Speaking of gifts... My best friend has a birthday this weekend and I have a present to finish up for her. I should probably put the crochet away and focus on that. Hmm.
Hope you're all having a great week!