A-To-Z Challenge: Letter ‘C’

Chosen your project
Access aisles skeins yarn behold
Color charts must-have

Dedicated followers know I enjoy writing Poetry.
I believe the above is called a Senryu via definition: awkward moment
in one’s life.

My personal preference is for pastel colors although on occasion I’ve
dabbled in bright hues.

Listed below are three color combos.

The first is ‘analogous’ – colors next to each other on color wheel.

Second consists of two colors ‘complimentary’ opposite each other
on color wheel.

Third is known as ‘split complementary’ – begin with one color, mark
your complementary color on the color wheel then choose two colors
(one on each side).

A few abbreviations:
Color A: Main Color (MC)
Color B: Contrast Color (CC)

There are numerous hues of basic colors as seen in various dye lots.
When purchasing yarn for your project it’s important to buy enough
skeins of same dye lot. Why? Over a period of time one may discover
a slight change in the shades.

There’s also multi-colored yarn known as variegated which is dyed
different colors. Each section repeats with progression of project.

Today’s picture share is of a Temperature Throw in its beginning
stages. The colors (usually 8 to 10) change with the temperatures
on a crocheter’s pre-designed chart.

A-To-Z Challenge – Letter ‘B’

Today’s topic: books (instructional)

The need for a self-esteem boost and the desire to rekindle flames for
the tactile craft ‘crochet’, led me on a search for all required materials.

I was flabbergasted to discover that my hard-to-find instructional
booklets purchased decades ago were nonexistent in the apartment.

After some frantic moments and a few choice words I figured due to
my recent process of minimalism twas possible in my haste I likely
discarded them.


Time to turn a ‘negative’ into a ‘positive’ I headed over to Amazon
hoping I’d find one or two replacements.

My first choice was sent to my Kindle reader. It was short in length
and swipe after swipe turned up pages of info = a review for me.

This minor disappointment sent me back to seek out one or two
paperbacks. I like to highlight important info and ear-mark pages
for future reference.

Thankful now I own two new instructional books with step-by-step
instructions and illustrations.

The first of the two is a great guide to learn the ‘art of crochet’ in
a shortened length of time while the second contains two hundred
stitches for me to attempt to master.

Thankful now I own two new instructional books with step-by-
step instructions and illustrations.

The second of the two is a stitch dictionary with 200 stitches
inclusive – a new quest to learn – an attempt at the beauty
of the unknown.

For fun I did a search for the Simplicity pattern from the 60s,
the one I used to self-teach myself the art of crochet.

I found the vintage pattern available for sale online. 
Still with me are the memories of the grannie-square
poncho (colors pink, lilac and white) with its matching
hat sporting flower. 

A-To-Z Challenge: Letter ‘A’

The ‘Art of Crochet’, aesthetic beauties delicately crafted, appealed to me
back in the ’60s.

A pattern, several skeins of yarn, the correct size crochet hook, a yarn needle
and scissors were all the basics supplies required to master this ‘easier than
knitting’ hobby.

Renewed interest 2022 = ALWAYS MORE TO LEARN!!

Today I’ll share with you some of the basic ‘abbreviations’ beneficial to the
beginner crocheter.

CH – chain stitch ~ used to begin most projects
SC – single crochet ~ easiest stitch
DC – double crochet
MC – main color
CC – contrast color
TC – treble crochet
SK – skip a stitch
YO – yarn over
FO – fasten off
SL ST – slip stitch
INC – increase
DEC – decrease
REP – repeat – usually found with instructions in parentheses

Above are some of which I used and now I’m learning new ones. Imagine!!

Advice to newbies:  Quality stitches are achieved over time with lots of practice.

A-To-Z Challenge: April 2022

Fellow Bloggers . . .

Today, April 2nd, 2022, the A-to-Z challenge appeared before me.
I couldn’t find any hyperlinks, so I figured I’d wing it and play the
game catch-up with the alphabet.
Recently I returned to the art of crochet.
Former searches of this topic showed few results.
This would be an opportunity to share my renewed interest.
At this time, I’d like to do ‘my theme reveal’ as ‘Art of Crochet’.