Five ladies came to the first Crochet Corner meeting; three knit and two crochet.
The three knitters all got started on dishcloths; two are making Double Bumps, my personal favorite, while the third opted for a simple garter stitch square.
I left a few balls of cotton yarn behind in the Rec. Room because, although you can’t tell H’s impressive progress from this snapshot – lol –
she got so many rows done I thought she might want to start another dishcloth before our next meeting. And this in spite of her having started over a couple of times and helped D with her cast on!
Notice those mismatched knitting needles? – one white plastic, one green aluminum. Amazing, really, considering the pile of ten-inch ones we have to pick from,
but that was the best I could do for a second set of #7s. Luckily, the last knitter to arrive happens to knit tightly and wanted #8s. – Seeing there are at least as many fourteen-inch needles unsorted in the vase, (upper left in photo) I can’t help but hope there are several sets of #7s. I wonder how difficult it would be for DH to shorten some of them? That’s probably easy compared to trying to reattach the endcaps. lol –
I came prepared with size P hook and Super Bulky yarn for the crocheter who is recovering from a stroke. It was very satisfying to help this woman begin to regain her ability to crochet; her every stitch felt like a triumph! I look forward to cheering her on as she progresses.
The second crocheter only wanted to make baby booties so, for this meeting at least, there was no use for all those easy-peasy crochet projects that I had worked so hard to prepare. lol.
I quickly found a bootie pattern on-line using my laptop and printed it by hand in a LARGE font. – Love that the Rec. Room has Wi-Fi, but must find out where there’s printer. –
Unfortunately, in a rush I didn’t proofread carefully enough. – groan – One particular line of instruction about 3/4s of the way into the pattern stumped all six of us. I did, eventually, come up with a way to fudge the number of stitches, but then, suddenly it seemed, it was time for dinner. Hard to believe that we had knit/crocheted for three hours!!
Now we’re left with a real cliffhanger. . . cue dramatic organ music. . .
Will N be able to successfully finish her first bootie by using my fudgy numbers? Will her second bootie match the first? or Will she even touch the hook or bootie before we meet? The suspense!! – Tune in again next week to find out the answers to these and other questions, like: Will M, who missed our first meeting because of getting a perm, make it to our next? and With E on vacation, will someone else remind the ladies that it’s Crochet Corner time?