Category Archives: crochet-geek stuff

A tale of two hooks

I have been curious about how the new Amour Crochet Hooks (blue handle above) compare swith the Soft Touch Crochet hooks (brown handle), both made by Clover. H hooks (5.0 mm) shown above. I’m a fan of both of these … Continue reading

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Hooky

While working on this potholder pattern by my Ravelry friend Nancy Panzke, I was struggling working with the 2 strands of cotton yarn. The yarn kept slipping off my hook, so I went to my stash of crochet hooks and … Continue reading

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Does this thing work? And what is it?

I first saw one of these lazy susans for yarn at the Sow’s Ear in Madison Wisconsin, where a customer was knitting away with her yarn on this nifty little rotating spike. At the time I thought it was cool, … Continue reading

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Comparing Elise Shawl to South Bay Shawlette

Above, South Bay Shawlette first 8 rows Above, Elise Shawl, first 8 rows I wanted an easy project to take with me on vacation. Since I have been spending a lot of time designing patterns I thought it would be … Continue reading

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the Rolls-Royce of crochet hooks

Laurel Hill Exotic Wood crochet hook size 6.5 mm (K) A little crochet-geek talk…. Recently I was at my local yarn store, hanging out and crocheting with my Bates Crystallite crochet hook. I find the plastic hook works well with … Continue reading

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