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More crocheting

Since the first crocheted blanket, I've created 2.5 more. The second one was sort a rectangle. But I couldn't get the ends right. I kept growing them. At Convolution, two different crocheters looked at my mutant blanket and told me the thing I was doing wrong. They both said the same thing and said the same thing on how to fix it. I decided to do that for the fourth blanket and I have beautiful edges now.

The third blanket, I decided to do a round. It turned out really good and I gave it to a friend as a mini-cat blanket for their office kitty. However, I will not be doing that again. At least, not anytime soon. You have to count your stitches to grow the round out flat and I HATED that. It took away what I really liked about crocheting - the ability to keep the hands busy while the mind wandered.

I've also discovered that crocheting at conventions is a great conversation starter if you're downstairs in the lobby waiting for someone. And it is a great way to decompress upstairs in the hotel room after a very loud party.

I am done with conventions for the year and back to be stupidly busy. It's all good stuff but I'm going to be heads down a lot.

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strixluna
Nov. 11th, 2013 06:07 pm (UTC)
Huzzah for crocheting :)

With practice you may find that keeping count is something you can do in the background so eventually you'll be able to do round crocheting and still use it to let most of your mind wander. At least that's how it works with me for knitting.
gaaneden
Nov. 11th, 2013 09:40 pm (UTC)
I hope so. Rounds are really pretty.
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