Monday, September 29, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
If your chain is too loose--use a smaller hook for the chain and then switch to a larger hook when you do your first row.
If your chain is too tight--use a larger hook for the chain. Your first row will thank you. Switch to the smaller hook on the first row. Less pain in your hands and wrists when you don't have to fight to get the hook in the loop.
If your chain is uneven--i.e. not every loop is the same size--run your index finger and thumb up and down the chain, tugging ever so gently. This will help to re-size the loops so that they are now more uniform in size. Repeat as many times as you need to in both directions. Do this before you start your first row.
Monday, September 1, 2008
Don't stress over who is going to get it. Just make things up and put them away in a safe place. Then when you need a gift at the last minute you can go into your gift box and pick one out.
Less stress for you and yours and no last minute trip to the store to buy something. Plus, you get all that positive attention for being so prepared. And how thoughtful of you to have a handmade gift!
You will be smiling when you get there, and smiling when you leave. Even your husband will appreciate how much easier your crocheting has now made his life.
Have a good one!
Just your basic bootie here. Custom make a pair of booties for anyone. It's easy! All you have to do is crochet a piece that is wide enough to cover the foot from the toes to the front of the leg. Keep crocheting that until it is wide enough to go around the foot. Join the edges at the top.
Turn your work so that you are now crocheting the side. Work back and forth until you have the length of the foot and sew up the back. Tie off the toe area and you are done!