The week just will not let up with all the appointments! ughh! I finally took a pic of the knitting project I am working on during the drives back and forth and while waiting in the waiting rooms. It isn’t really a pattern of anything, but will probably end up being a small shawl.
I had spun up some mixed wool to use as a single to embroidery with and found that I had a lot of it, so I wondered what would happen if you decided to crochet with a single… so I did. I don’t have patterns for most of the things that I do, so I just started with a small doily generic beginning… then began working ever increasing v-stitch around it. This is a little, but not much, different from the usual thread crochet. The wool will have to blocked and has a tendency to pucker a bit as you get larger. But I love the idea of it anyway…lol
As I was working on the needlebooks that I have already posted about, I thought about the thimble holders that I crocheted a couple of years ago. Since this next book will be more like a hussif and have a place for scissors, thread, pincushion, etc… I crocheted a thimble holder to be put inside it. This one does not have pearl beads on it, but I think I like this pattern better anyway. Very easy to do…
ch 4…dc in 4th ch from hook 26 times (27 dc), sl st join to top of ch4.
Row 2. ch 3, 2 dc in each stitch around (54 dc), join with sl st to top of ch 3
Row 3. ch 1, sc in same st, [ch3, skip 2 dc, sc in next st]* to last 2 stitches, skip 2, join with sl st beginning sc.
Row 4. sl st in first ch, sl st into loop formed by ch 3, ch 1, sc back into same loop, [ch 3, sc in next ch3 loop) around to last ch 3 loop, sl st join into first sc.
Repeat Row 4 until thimble holder is as tall as you need it to be plus one (to be used to thread cording into for closure). I repeated row 4 three times and it was plenty large enough for the thimble I had in mind.
This is just a rough draft of what I did and I hope you find it easy enough to read. I used a size 7 steel crochet hook and size 30 Cebelia thread. If you are using size 10 crochet thread I would suggest you cut the stitches back to begin with a circle of about 10 in your first round.
There is more.. I finally got my first silk roving…luscious… and some bamboo…also luscious… more about them tomorrow… ( or whenever I can get back…sigh)
Have a great day…