Saturday, March 17, 2007

"TODAY I Knit, Tomorrow I Crochet"

We received over 12" of snow yesterday; the children did a great job keeping up with the shoveling! To the left you can see Dee Jr. hard at work. He's wearing his Patriots themed hat I crocheted for him about a month ago or so. (He's a HUGE fan of the Patriots!)

So today while the children resumed their efforts of the snow clean up under Mr. Dee's supervision, I had an opportunity to play with some yarn and a brand new crochet hook, known as an "Amazing Needle," that was hand created by Christy.

Some background: Christy and I had corresponded via emails several times and finally met last summer when we both attended Nancy Nehring's "How to Make Your Own Wooden Crochet Hook" class at the National CGOA Conference. I had been running late that morning and was coffee deprived. Christy had some wonderful super-nova bright crochet works to show us -- I can still close my eyes and see the bright yellow, the orange -- Christy, what brand of fiber were they??  Man, they were bright! LOL  Ah, yes, we had a most fantastic time in that class! And we've kept in touch since then.

Flash forward to earlier this week when she emailed me stating she had created a hook to surprise Mini-Dee with in honor of her video. Christy wrote, "Tell Mini Dee I loved the bracelet video..dang she is out Lily and Lisa, Casey may win the worlds fastest crocheter yet!" 

Christy and I got to discussing a variety of things including the "Amazing Needle" I mentioned on March 9th when I found myself transfixed on the Top Technique & Special Stitch Afghans in Crochet book I had on loan.  Christy said she could create an "Amazing Needle" for me and I took her up on her offer. 

TODAY I Knitted!!  Well, not really!  Using that "Amazing Needle" I was able to crochet up knitted fabric in no time at all!!  Why, oh why wasn't I shown this technique YEARS ago???!!  I am totally impressed with this hook, and the technique!!!  What took me 10 minutes to "crochet" up would have taken me at least 4 hours to knit.  Absolutely AMAZING!!

About the title of today's entry:  On Thursday, March 22, there will be a gathering of knitters (crocheters too!!) at the NBC Today show's plaza.  (See INVITE here)  I can't make the event, but would love if you, my readers, could join Guido ( at 7:00 AM.  If I could clone myself, you know I'd be there -- with my "Amazing Needle" and crocheted pom poms.   In the meantime, today's title was my favorite submission for his 6' by 4' poster.  I can't wait to see which one he selects!  :)     


Anonymous said...

Are you talking about the afghan knit stitch or is there something else? You have me curious :)

Anonymous said...

Hiya Dee, The fibers I used for my brightly colored bag was twine  that I purchsed through the hardware store (ACE hardware I think). You can also find it at Drug Mart.  They have all kinds of bright neon colors....Hmmm wounder what I can create next to catch attention in NH for the chain link conference. I hope mini Dee liked her hook! She deserves it!