Wednesday, June 17, 2009

By hook or crook

As you can see, I'm coming along on the wee aran.

Thanks to some very good help from Wanda, the owner of my LYS, Knitting Emporium, I was able to pick the stitches around the neck and knit the ribbed neckband.

I can't say enough good things about Wanda. I took a one-time class for this purpose specifically. I was seated around a table with five other knitters; all of us working on different projects and needing assistance with various techniques. Wanda worked the table, stopping at each of us to get us going. Whenever I had a question, she was right there.

Once I got home and finished the neck ribbing and seamed it up, I was left with the buttonholes for the left shoulder. CROCHET.

Now I've done a very little bit of crochet. I'm not a fan. I'm not overly fond of the fabric created and I find the directions and diagrams difficult to understand. But that's just me.

The other thing that has been most mystifying on this is finding the correct hook. I had a few hooks. Naturally none were the size specified by the pattern. I used the size closest which was a bit larger and I'm blaming it for the wavy buttonholes. {see how I slyly passed the buck!}

Standing in front of the crochet hooks at the Big Box and remembering the pattern called for a 2, I was stumped. The size 2 I was looking at was obviously way too large. I came home and found this chart, which confuses me more but which, I think, will help me choose.

This poor little sweater has had a long journey. I will be glad to get it out of my WIP pile!

1 comment:

Mary said...

YAY! Wee Aran is done and looking very cute!