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Archive for July 11th, 2014

This weekend is looking like it might be an interesting one. Seems like I’ll be crocheting a sleeve. That’s right crocheting, not knitting, one sleeve. Not two sleeves. Just one. Not a garment. Just one sleeve.

The Skipper’s socks are almost done. I completed the torturous gusset decreases and am now sailing away on the foot towards the toe and finish line. But they are on hold for the weekend.

The crochet garment I was grading is complete except for the sleeve measurements. I crochet, but not often. I can, for the most part, read crochet patterns and figure out what comes next as long as I have the item in front of me and am physically doing the crocheting. While I can follow a knitted pattern in my head without picking up the needles I am not that adept with crochet. Hence the one crocheted sleeve weekend.

I have the yarn, I don’t have the exact size hook required but I do have the next size up from it. Usually I crochet tightly even when relaxed, so I normally use the next size larger hook. For this project I am counting on being wound up to the gills so the larger hook should work. The hook, even one size up is still very tiny. It will make lovely minuscule, tight, stitches. (Note to self: Super clean the reading glasses.)

In preparation for this weekend of crochet I’ll be stopping by CVS to replenish my headache / migraine tablets. I’ll also visit the organic food store for more relaxation drops. The relaxation drops come in a very, very small and expensive bottle with an eye dropper. Place one excruciatingly small drop on each index finger and massage into temples while inhaling and exhaling deeply. I figure start with the drops then on with my crochet odyssey.

I mean how hard can it be to crochet one sleeve? There are directions. I don’t understand them, but they’re there. The sleeve has some sort of sleeve cap shaping at the top which might be a little dicey in crochet because I can’t count crochet stitches as easily as I can knit stitches. (Note to self: Read dosage amounts for relaxation drops over a 48 hour period.)

Have a great weekend.

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