It’s Savage Ted’s Birthday!

This time last year I created this website to blog my adventures in crochet and life in general, and I am happy so say that my love of crochet has only increased over the last twelve months!  I can’t believe that I hadn’t tried to crochet before then – I liked knitting but I found it slow and got bored very quickly.

As a ‘birthday’ gift of sorts (any old excuse will do) I bought a LOVELY new handbag yesterday.  It was designed by knitters and has hook/needle pouches, roomy pockets and is big enough to not only house your usual handbaggy items but also a crochet project as well – all the while still looking like a classy handbag!  Absolutely in love with it.

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So last night (after finishing a very stressful maths assignment) I treated myself to a start on the Summer CAL by Amanda Perkins.  I’m only using cheap Spotlight wool for this, but they have a great range of colours and I needed a full spectrum.  It’s a little fluffy but I don’t mind working in it.  So I finished the first square last night with a 4mm hook, which is the size I usually use for this yarn, but because of all of the HCs being used in this pattern, it worked up very tight and stiff.  So today during my lunch hour at work I finished a square with a 4.5mm hook, and it looks and feel SO much better.  It’s amazing how drastically a slight hook size change will affect crochet!  I am very happy with the CAL so far, I think this little block is very cute and it’s nice to change colour every row, for something different.  There are two block patterns out this week, and I have to do six in one and nine in the other.  I can’t wait to get home now, curl up under a doona on the lounge and crochet my little heart out in front of the TV!  No uni for me tonight! 😀

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