Thursday, May 16, 2013


Back on the Hook Again


I am officially off the DL after spending a few months battling tendonitis in my right wrist. I was finally able to get a cortisone shot from my doctor and, a week later, I’m happy to say I think I’m almost all healed.

This means, among other things, that I can crochet again! I haven’t done anything for a couple of months, and I’ve really missed it.

Coincidentally, during my convalescence, I learned that my local yarn shop, just a few blocks down the street, is going to close at the end of May. While this is of course bad news for the neighborhood, it also presented a yarn-stocking opportunity that I couldn’t miss. A friend and I had unused gift cards from this store, so, even though I had no idea when I’d be able to crochet again, we went. (She’s also having trouble with her shoulder and hasn’t been able to knit much, but yarnaholics aren’t about to be stopped by such considerations.)

So on that visit and a subsequent one, I happily added to my stash. However, this was not just willy-nilly yarn buying. I actually do have patterns to make with this yarn.

So here’s what I bought:



The light green on the bottom (isn’t that a beautiful color?) is Berroco Weekend, and as you can see, I’ve already started crocheting with it. The top picture (obtained at a great bargain price) is Crystal Palace Mini-Mochi, a yarn that’s very hard to find; it isn’t even sold online. About a year ago I downloaded an absolutely gorgeous free crochet pattern for a wrap consisting of squares made with Mini-Mochi. I hadn’t looked for the yarn because I wasn’t sure enough of my ability to make the squares. I would just sneak a look at the pattern every now and then and yearn over it. But now I have some experience with making squares, and when I saw this yarn, I jumped at it. The pattern is made with different colorways of the yarn (not exactly the same as these, but close enough), and I was thrilled to find out that I could buy enough and in colors that will go well together.

So. On top of the two projects I had to interrupt when I hurt my wrist, I now have plenty of crocheting to keep me busy for the rest of the year.

As long as I don’t land on the DL again.