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Crochet Class #1

(Note: This post was written by Laurel Regan and originally published in a separate blog called “Fibre Yarns”, which was later merged with Alphabet Salad.)

I went to my first crochet class at Beehive Wool Shop today, and it was great! It’s a very small class – only three of us plus the instructor – so there’s a lot of time for personal help and attention. I’m making a simple pair of mittens (following this pattern, which happens to have been written by my instructor!) using Patons Decor in Tapestry Variegated. I bought one ball of yarn at Beehive for $5.39 plus tax (regularly $5.99, but discounted 10% because I was buying it for a class).

All I did today was make my test swatch, and as it turns out I’m not crocheting as tightly as I was before – I actually had to go down a hook size to get the right gauge! We’ll see how the project goes once I get started – hopefully I’ll be able to keep my tension consistent throughout.

The other two members of the group are making more complicated projects than mine (one’s making a vest, the other a hood with buttoned collar), but I think my project will be just the right level for getting me back into the crochet swing of things. Plus, I’m hoping it will help me get past my last attempt at mittens (which was, to say the least, fairly disastrous!).

Looking forward to what comes next…

Laurel Storey, CZT – Certified Zentangle Teacher. Writer, reader, tangler, iPhoneographer, cat herder, learner of French and Italian, crocheter, needle felter, on-and-off politics junkie, 80s music trivia freak, ongoing work in progress.

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