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Wednesday, 21 September 2011


Have you ever seen such a monster?
I was totally 'chin on the floor' when it arrived. I had no idea of the size it was when I ordered it off ebay. Well I knew it was 20mm of course, but having never seen anything larger than 10mm in either hook or needles, I was completely unprepared for the size of it 'in real life'.

Look at it in comparison to my smallest hook 0.75mm. I know I'm rambling on here, but I'm honestly SO shocked by it.

So let's get off that subject and back to crochet news ...

I've frogged the double chunky scarf and had a few tries with this monster. It took a bit of getting used to, but now I'm going to give it a go and see whether it makes a difference in how the yarn makes up.  I'll be back to report on that at some point.

Also, I have started on something else while I was waiting for the monster to arrive. I thought rather than tell you what it is or should I say what I HOPE it will be ... I'll see if you can guess.

Here's where I'm at so far.

I've had to restart this already, as once I tried the two sides, I could see the sizing was wrong. So had to frog and start both sides again.

Any idea's what it's going to be?

Also, as you can see, it's been just over a week since I was able to get on here. We've had so much going on this week. We've been sorting out alot of things for our friend Dave who is staying with us, as he is deaf and can't hear things well. So he needs a fair bit of help.  It will be alot easier to do that once he moves up.

I've been really busy trying to sort out with Tom getting him started with work as well. He wants to try and be self employed. It's so hard to get a job right now, so he and a friend are hoping to build some work up together doing painting and decorating (P&D). There's alot to sort with registering and tax etc, so I'm hoping to get that finished soon so they can be up and running next week!

While these things have been going on I've still been crocheting of course and have completed two scarves as gifts for friends.

This fringed one, which is like a chenille type yarn. Very nice to work with.

And this sort of mohair type with a sparkly ribbon through it.  The most difficult part with this one is sewing the ends in!  I just need to decide whether to make it a circle scarf or leave it as it is, a normal type of scarf, but unfringed.

I wanted to give these today, so I only have about an hour and a half to decide!  EEK! 

So I'm off to have a quick catch up on your blogs now and see what you've all been doing. I really enjoy looking and getting idea's from your work.

Take care everyone and have a great day!



  1. The gifts are beautiful. I'm sure your friends will absolutely love them. I would leave it as a "normal" scarf I think.
    Have you seen any of the EXTREME CROCHET by Rachel John? Google it and I am sure you will be making rugs, throws and other gorgeous big stuff in no time at all.

  2. ive never seen sucha big crochet hook!

  3. I have one of those huge hooks. I needed it make rugs..my hands hurt so bad..and I never did get used to the feel of it. Good Luck with it. Your scarves are wonderful by the way..I like the pink. Have a great day

  4. Wow - that is a huge hook. Good for making floor rugs.

    I'm guessing the blue project is a scarf. Very pretty - just like the other 2 scarves. :)

  5. Beautiful scarves, I am sure the recipients will love them. Love your giant crochet hook. Look forward to seeing what you make with it :)

  6. Thanks for the lovely comments ladies!

    Midge, I'll google and have a look at that, it sounds interesting!


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