Sunday, January 8, 2012

Crocheting.....

I love doing things with my hands. My hands need to be busy all the time.
There's a fantastic blog out there that I love. This inspiring woman also keeps her hands moving and does lots of hand sewing. If it didn't take so long, I'd hand sew everything.

Anyway, she had a post about knitting with thread. Since I don't know how to knit, crocheting was my attempt at this unlikely scenerio. 

It was NOT easy. Check out the above photo. Just making the chain stitches in the first row was interesting. Thread is very slippery.


Then adding to the chain stitch felt like trying to make bows out of wet spaghetti covered with sauce. 
Thread does not hold itself in place or keep it's shape very well.


I stuck to it and ended up with the above....and that's at far as I've gotten. What could I make out of that???


So then I tried two threads at a time. A little bit easier. In about 6 years, I will have a scarf.


So I went back to my Infinity Scarf with real yarn. I have to make 56 inches of this pattern, the directions inform me. Mine might be a bit shorter.

I thought it was going to be a mobius strip, but I don't think it is.

That's good. I like things to have more than one side to them.





12 comments:

Karen said...

Love the lacy effect of knitting with thread but I am not sure I could do it myself—although I knit, sew, etc. It looks rather tedious and knot-prone. Oooo. . . love the red scarf.

I have a friend that knits jewelry using fine wire and it has that same lacy appearance.

Re: your question about availability of film for the camera in my post. Yes, it is still available. My daughter ordered it through Fuji Films. Apparently this particular camera is still used by many photographers.

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

oh the scarf is lovely!!!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoox

Karen said...

A slight correction regarding my previous comment: My friend crochets rather than knits the jewelry I mentioned.

Traveling Bells said...

iLikey that red one! Don't give up...

Kathrin said...

Love the spaghetti analogy, which is exactly true. Slippery spaghetti. But I like the way sewing thread looks when it´s crocheted or knit, so I keep on trying. Your red infinity scarf is really beautiful. Hurray for wool!

Eva Gallant said...

Wonderful that you have that sort of patience. I would not have gotten past the first row!

Dorothy said...

Love, Love the red scarf. Where can I find that pattern. With thread would blow my mind. Wouldn't even try but it is lovely.

Elenka said...

Dorothy, just click on the words 'Infinity Scarf' and it will take you to the directions.

Jo (Pieceful Afternoon) said...

Wow - crocheting with thread - amazing. I use very fine crochet thread, but sewing thread boggles my mind. Love the scarf.

Just keep at it - and it is indeed a good way to keep your hands busy.

Dorothy said...

Thank you so much.

Lili said...

Now that is such a novel idea, going to have to check that out. I have knitted with crochet thread before, it's not so slippery. ~Lili

Sharon Creech said...

My hands need to be busy, too . . .writing or sewing or knitting or ironing or doodling. . . can only crochet a chain - never can remember how to add on to the chain evenly. Think I'll check out the blog you mention . . .