First off a thought - when I was younger I used to do nothing but knit. I knew how to crochet. But I prefered to knit, and knit I did - adult jumpers - with cables and patterns or fair-isle style etc, baby clothes, baby blankets, toddlers clothes and on and on.
I now find that I have time and can go back to my "crafting", but now I choose not to knit. I do a little here and there, but I am finding crochet much more rewarding.
Now the reason I mention this is only that I thought it funny how things change over time. Wonder if I will be around long enough to get intense about both crafts at the same time VBG :-)))))))
Straight into it - I have always had trouble with foundation chains. They always seem too tight with no or very little give. It does not matter what yarn or hook I use the result is always the same. So I have tended to avoid anything which calls for a large number of foundation chains to start. And anyway I am very happy to go round and round when I crochet - I actually prefer it. I find it soothing, automatic work. Backwards and forwards I have a problem
I bumped into Sandy's site - Sandy's Hook - last week and was interested. Notice she had a video, but ignored that. I thought it was about foundation chains - and I was well past that!!!!
Then I saw a notice about crochet info on the opening page of Ravelry, but again I thought I will check it out later. Well over the weekend I clicked on the Ravelry link and whose face did I see but Sandy's!!!! So I had a look at what the video was about (its also on YouTube).
Well, why oh why did I not look earlier - she made my entire year with her little video!!!!!
I now had a solution to my problems with foundation rows!!!!! It must be karma, cause I desperately needed a solution and urgently
Thank you so much Sandy
I tried it straight away for the flower-girl project and it worked a treat!!! As the project is coming along at a swimming rate, no photos till it is finished
And here are some gratitious flower photos - not for Valentines. I am very tired of commercialism
with wattle leaves
I love red flowers, doesn't have to be a rose
And here is a storm coming through very late Friday afternoon after a very hot, very humid day
I assume all those who live in dry areas welcome this like we do - with cheers and thank you's.
Love sitting out (under cover of course) and enjoying the cooling display
Bye for now