13 May 2011

My Creative Corner - Cards and Crocheting

Well, this week I was totally not creative at all. I had no real desire to design anything. Well, that's not exactly true. On Tuesday, I taught a paper craft class at Home with a Heart. We made a birthday cupcake card and birthday gift tags:

That was only half of the class. During the first half, the ladies were taught knitting and I tried my hand at crocheting. I finished my small blue ball that came up to not even half of a duky - although my cousin Lauren said they are spelled "doekie", that's just how I always spelled it in my head.(washcloth). But it was a good way to learn and see how tight or loose I should have the stitches. Are they even called stitches? or are they called something else entirely? hooks-and-pulls? I'm not sure. I'm going to call them stitches.

I had a larger yellow ball around the house, so I started on that one, trying to make fingerless gloves. I don't have a pattern for it, though, so I was kind of making it up as I went along. I should have looked at a pattern. Sort of. I didn't have enough yarn to make a full glove, so I ended up making one that was too small, I couldn't get my arm through all the way. And when I tried to get the two edges together to make the hole to fit my arm through, for some reason one side was longer than the other - I don't know how that happened. I talked to my mom and she said that I must have added an extra stitch down some of the rows, that was the only thing that made sense to her.

I'm going to get a few larger balls of yarn and try again. I want fairly long fingerless gloves, ones that will go down to almost my elbows. Maybe I should look up a pattern instead of just haphazardly going at it and hoping that it works.



  1. LOL I often try my hand at creating without a pattern! - Rhonda

  2. I once tried making a skirt without a pattern but I couldn't walk in it because it was so tight at the bottom. I had made the bottom of the skirt the same width of my waist.

  3. Patterns are usually a good idea - particularly when you're just starting out on a new Crafting-Type Adventure.

    Also: an FYI - it's spelled doekie. :)

    I think it's great that you're trying out new crafting types!


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