Gauge seems to be a big challenge for me on this project. I finished week 2 with the diamonds and found they were 1 cm too big. Row 6 they were perfect but by row 13 1cm too big. I frogged 2 diamonds down to row 6 again. Did one to row 8 (end of week 1) and it was good, however my hands were so cramped and sore that I couldn’t crochet anymore. I to take the rest of the day off. Overnight I decided to just start again using some acrylic yarn in my stash.
I went from Scheepjes cotton 8 (fingering weight) to Loops & Threads Cambria (sport weight) using the same 3mm hook. Funny enough now that the yarn is not sliding through my fingers, the gauge is perfect. No need to keep it tight. No weird finger manoeuvres to keep the yarn under control. My hands can relax and hold everything comfortably. Because I have done these rows a few times already, I’m able to speed through them and have completed week 1 in 2 and a bit days or about 8 hours. Give or take an hour, as I wasn’t keeping track.
In the meantime I’ve also been working on some e-courses on blogging and business setup. I’ve been thinking and working through a business plan so I can focus my blog more and find my special niche. I have lots to say and make, but don’t always know how to go about it. I’m an organizer by nature. Some might call me anal. I like to know where I’m headed and have a plan. It’s been an interesting process to go through thats for sure. Hopefully I’ll have a solid plan in place for New Years. That gives me time to breath. I have maybe an hour or two each day that I can work so planning is important.
On another note, I was given a couple new pattern books for my birthday. I’m excited to try everything! I’ll post pictures on instagram when they are finished. What should I work on now? Choices, choices, choices. 😊
Well that’s it for now. Back to the hook…