Friday, August 10, 2012

Playing Hookie

Today was my mobility lesson in which we've been popping into Abergavenny on the little local bus service ... we've found useful places like the library and the bank, and today it was the turn of the wool / craft shop! :)

Inspired by Lisa from In The Boon Docks relating how she found a cushioned crochet hook to be really comfortable to use …so I asked about them in the shop and tried out what they had.

They did have the cushioned variety, but only in packs of 3 for £15, which seemed rather a lot for learning with! …however they did have something similar …a hook made from ash wood that is very comfortable to hold, so I got one! :)

photo of a chunky wooden crochet hook tucked into a ball of yarn.

As you'll see i also got some nice pale blue yarn …this is also kind of a recommendation from Lisa because she mentioned that cotton yarn could be unknotted easily …I figured that would be handy when you're just starting out, so I picked some nice cotton yarn in the shop while I was there.

So all in all a productive mobility lesson! …The learning crochet will have to wait a little while as I need a voltage converter to charge up my book player in order to listen to the audiobook I have on learning to crochet …I'm a little intrigued how easy it'll be to learn without being able to see pictures, but I am assuming they wouldn't have made an audiobook for the blind if it wasn't possible to follow along without sight! .

So, what do y'all think I should try to make first? …(no prizes for sugesting a knot!)


  1. Good luck with the crochet - it's addictive! I'd suggest a granny square, that's what I learnt first and you can always just keep going round and round (and round!) until you run out of yarn!!

  2. I dunno, my mum tried to teach me how to crochet a couple of years ago, and nearly fell off the sofa laughing at my abject failure... Still, you can look forward to putting me to shame with whatever you produce :oD

  3. Giles, my first project was a dish cloth. It is a great place to start. Then you can work your way up to pot holders! Good luck.


  4. I recommend the granny square as a good start, as does Helen. Once you get it going, it has several merits. It is easy to see where you have got up to- even seeing with the fingers, and it grows at a very satisfying rate. And you can change the colours at any point, so you do not have to get bored!

  5. I think your mum could show you a few things as she knits doesn't she? Don't ask me I'm useless even though I own at least two books and three crochet hooks and a bag of wool! haha! :)

  6. I would be glad to offer hello ad ii do crochet. Maybe I could send video. I would make a scarf...a long skinny one