When I visit my mother at her assisted living, I like to bring something simple, like this dishcloth. It’s just single crochet, row after row, in Sugar 'n' Cream variegated cotton yarn. I actually started this today and did this much while sitting with her. We bring her coffee and a snack and usually stay with her for part or all of her supper. It’s hard to have a conversation with her, as she can’t hear well at all and her dementia makes it hard for her to follow thoughts, but I think she appreciates just having me and my husband there with her. I find it relaxing for my hands to have something to do that doesn’t take too much attention so I can still pay attention to her. Oh, I’m also trying a new style of hook with this; it’s a Clover flat handled ergonomic hook, and it feels great to use. I think I’ll get a set of these.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Crochet Every Day
As a new crocheter, I might be a little overenthusiastic, but I like to have a few projects going at a time. Today I made some progress on all three things I have “on the hooks.”
Later, while watching the Celtics beat the Nets (yay!) I worked a little more on this shawl. I’m making this with a gorgeous Berroco yarn, Ultra Alpaca Tonal. The color in the photo isn’t exact; there’s a lovely fuschia shade in this that isn’t showing up. This is the first thing I’m actually making for myself besides dishcloths, and I can’t wait to get it finished.
Finally is this cowl. This is in Berroco Peruvia (can you tell I love Berocco?). It’s the first thing I’ve made in the round, something I’ve been wanting to tackle. I also want it to go under my black wool coat, which has an open vee collar and gets a little chilly.
So it was a good day with the hooks. I do try to crochet a little every day if I can. All those small steps will eventually lead down the path to a thing of beauty!