Sunday, 26 October 2008

A Temporary Halt

Just as I thought I was making really good progress on the ripple blanket (it actually covers my knees now) there was a bit of a halt in proceedings....


A crochet hook calamity you understand... my beautiful turned wood crochet hook snapped in two.

And of course I have crochet hooks in every available size except the size I needed. But at least this has meant instead of crocheting in the evenings I've been knitting and have finally finished the socks I started months ago.

Which is just as well given the state of my other hand knitted socks....


It looks as though I might have to start darning in the evenings instead.


As for the crochet... our village Post Office came to the rescue and had a hook in just the right size. Our wonderful Post Office sells far more than just stamps!


So I think I will be crocheting again in the evenings.... especially now it's getting dark so early.

20 comments:

  1. I am so in love with that ripple blanket! LOVE the socks too.

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  2. I must learn how you do that ripple blanket. Not sure I can remember how to crochet, but the end result is so lovely.

    I have my grandmother's old darning mushroom. Would you like to borrow it? :-p

    x

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  3. You have to love a good local village P.O.

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  4. Golly you've done loads of your blanket! Far more than me anyway!!!

    I was looking at those lovely wood turned hooks in Edinburgh on Monday but I was worried I would end up digging the twiddly bit in my hand as my crochet method is a bit cack-handed!

    Lucy x

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  5. your blanket looks fantastic - gorgeous colours. great socks too - have never tried socks..yet..didn't particularly think i'd ever crochet til i saw your blanket. is it hard to do??? and where's the best place to start - can a beginner start with waves or is that too ambitious?!! so many questions...!!

    xx

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  6. That blanket is stunning! And I like the socks too...

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  7. I have started and ripped and restarted a ripple blanket so many time snow that I think I'd better just give up the idea!

    I have some hand knitted socks that look like yours - it's pretty upsetting when theye wear through!!!

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  8. mmm crochet cosy toes and blankets...joyous!

    Now that's spooky, as just the other day I was chatting about my aunt's darning mushroom....(I really should get out more)

    x;)

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  9. Oh wow, that is some beautiful crocheting you've got going on. The colours look gorgeous together. But much as I love the blanket, I'm afraid it can't even come close to the eels! There are so many sock monkeys, cupcakes and owls in blogland but I have NEVER seen a sock eel! ...will he be for sale when he's finished the book tour with his frightened-looking brother? :)

    oh and r.e. tuesday- let's just say that a certain blog has been going for 363 days...

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  10. Oh! I would be so sad if I lost a beautiful crochet hook like that. I adore pieces of turned wood.

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  11. The blanket is looking lovely.
    What a wonderful Post Office ours sells stamps!.

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  12. Your blanket is gorgeous and I still love those sox. Hope you're good at darning tho. :o)

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  13. Sad to see your broken crochet hook - my Dad was a wood turner so I love carefully crafted wooden things.

    Crocheting a big blanket seems a jolly good idea as the nights get chilly!

    You mustn't throw those holey socks away - my Grandma would have darned them. You could always make them into a creature!

    Celia

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  14. Oh Gina, it's gorgeous!! I really really want to make another ripple blanket but I've got too much knitting on the go - oh heck I might just make one anyway!! It's not as if I'm lacking in the spare bits of wool department!! It will also mean I have to spend more time sitting down with the radio on :)

    xxx

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  15. That blanket is lovely, you must be so cosy "wearing" it in the evenings!

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  16. OH NO! How did that happen to your crochet hook?

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  17. I learnt to crochet just so I could make a ripple blanket like the one in Jane's book! Yours looks fantastic!

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  18. Ooh Gina, your ripple blanket looks fantastic .... must be p-r-e-t-t-y frustrating at time though, if it made you do that to your hook!

    Loving the handmade socks too .... with or without ventilation!

    ;)

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  19. Oh your poor crochet hook! Those wooden ones are just gorgeous, but I haven't yet splashed out on one! Love the ripple too.

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