A crochet ambassador and pegs

Are you a crocheting ambassador? What do I mean by this? I know some of you take your crochet wherever you go. Some would even say “if my crocheting is not coming then neither am I”.My wife takes one of her latest projects wherever we go.

Recently we went to a gardening center to have breakfast and meet with friends to talk about one of our other hobbies – geocaching, a modern-day treasure hunt (you can get all the information from geocaching.com if you’re interested). Back to the breakfast, which was very nice. While I was talking about geocaching the wife was talking to a knitter, who did a bit of crocheting, about a half treble. I was sent back to the car to get the crocheting bag to show one and all her latest project (geocaching related). This also ment she could give “Mrs C.” a demo of the half treble.

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When we go geocaching I do a lot of walking so the wife stops in the car crocheting. If I am going on a long walk then the wife stays at home crocheting. Which is a win win situation for both of us.

In geocaching there is also trackables which you can either find in geocaches or at meetings (events).  The wife decided she was going to make a trackable which was crochted. Pattern for the cushion cover is found under blog Trackable Geocaching Cushion

It is a graph of the free geocaching logo and she uses 6 different colours so you will need pegs. Pegs are a wonderful thing!! They have more than one use (which I am glad about). Which means you do not have to have lots of balls of yarn on the go, instead you have lots of pegs on the go. This means you stop the yarn from getting all tangled up, or do you have some other contraption to stop this? I have seen some of these, but I do not think I could make one. I remember the bad old days when I was called upon time after time to untangle the balls of yarn. Then having to shout at the wife (more than once) to stop crocheting unless she wanted my fingers to be part of it!! To which came the reply “I was in the zone” or “I have a good rhythm going” (apparently once you are there you do not want to stop). Now because of the pegs I am not called upon that often. Happy days.

Pegs, pegs glorious pegs, they are just great aren’t they? I wonder if the person who invented pegs would have known how useful they would be to crocheters? We showed  in the last blog one of the ways to use pegs in crocheting, in this pattern they are used again in a different way. Are there other ways you use pegs in crocheting? If there is please let us know.

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