Holidays are great aren’t they? When you get away from it all (taking your crocheting with you of course). It could be you have just come back from one, or like us just planing this years (hopefully). Is there a place you always go to? Why are you talking about holidays? I thought this was a crocheting blog (it is). We do not always get the chance to go to sunnier places, but when I heard the wife talking about Tunisia I thought our luck had changed. There I was dreaming about lying by the pool or on the beach with a cold drink in my hands, when my dreams were shattered. Because she had said Tunisian not Tunisia!!!
‘Tunisian crochet, also known as Afghan crochet, is a type of crochet that uses an elongated hook, often with a stopper on the handle end, called an Afghan hook. It is sometimes considered to be a mixture of crocheting and knitting. As such, some techniques used in knitting are also applicable inTunisian crochet.’ (Wikepedia)
This is one of the IN things (on trend). Have you tried it yet? What do you think? The wife has and she liked it. She likes to try new things (especially when it comes to crocheting. Just looking at my wifes set of crochet hooks, the Tunisian crochet hook is at least twice as long as the other ones. There are lots of different wood, metal and a knitpro symfonie (what ever that is made of). Are you the same? Or are there only one type for you.
The other IN thing is colour work, yes colour work or graph work. If you saw the previous blog there is an example of it there. People are always looking for examples to make or buy colour (graph) work. The only thing is if you start this be prepared to ask for help in the untangling department. I spend nearly as much time untangling the wife as she does crocheting with her colour work. The hardest thing is to get her to stop crocheting long enough to untangle it.
So crocheters you know what to do this year get out your Tunisian hooks or pegs (for your colour projects) and get going. If you have any success you can say you heard it first from ‘the hookers widower’.