And I’m talking about my fascination with MITERED SQUARES! I’ve started crocheting up all my remains of skeins from my blanketa. It’s been going pretty smoothly and FAST. I didn’t realize it, but it seems like the single crochet stitch takes up much more yarn than knitting in stockinette, so hopefully these squares will make one warm blanket. I’ve already made 4 without really trying. I am definitely on hiatus from knitting for at least a few more weeks. I need to recuperate. My tingling arms deserved a break for a while. Now my fingers are cramping, but that’s ok. I have to spread the pain around.
As I was making my squares, I had an evil idea. I wondered if I could make mitered squares via crochet. I was pretty sure I could do it. I was going to play around with that idea at a later time, but I received an email from my aunt. She said she read our blog and really enjoyed it. She’s an avid crocheter, and never really picked up knitting. She has made tons of afghans (there’s one on Evie’s bed right now that she made!) and has a lot of scrap left over and would like to make a blanket like the one I made. Only one problem, she doesn’t knit. So right away, if there is something to be solved, well, you know I have to get my hands messy trying to work it out.
It wasn’t that messy at all actually, as the number of stitches you crochet and decrease are the same as when you knit. I was just unsure HOW to decrease the right way, and decided on slip stitching two single crochets together. It seemed to work out nicely. I used an H hook, and it crocheted up 50% larger than the kitted squares which were done on size 10 needles. It also ate a lot of yarn, so I hope she has a big stash. Here is the result:
Also, here are the other squares I have done. As you can see, that last one is still on the hook. (That sounds so weird as opposed to saying “on the needles”.) I decided on making them 9X11 inches.
I have Coke Zero by my side today, as well as some Allegra-D, so I think I have enough stimulants in my body to conquer the world. Or at least to have my nervous system leap out of my skin and dance around without skeletal support. I’m off to email the mitered square pattern to my aunt, make some more squares, and take a shower. All while the baby naps. Multi-tasking and me, we work well together.