19 October 2011

Stitching Finds and Crochet School Swatch

While in Maryland, Stephanie told me about Crochet School and having been a knitter who always wanted to learn how, I decided I wanted to try it out. I knew I would need to buy new crochet needles and supplies to begin the class. But I knew that Josh's nana had been a great knitter and crocheter so I figured it would be worth searching her house for supplies.

And we found them. Lots of them. Needles and accessories in all sizes. They came in these charming wooden boxes. Let's see what's inside!

Crochet hooks in many sizes and made of many materials. The above are bone, wood, plastic, steel with wooden handles, and obviously plenty of aluminum. Mixed in are some knitting and crochet accessories.

Large needles, small needles. double pointed needles, etc. No round needles but I have lots of those.

So needless to say I was set for crochet school and had some great additions for my winter knitting supplies. So when I came home, I practiced the stitches listed and proceeded to make my swatch.

Stephanie and I decided we wanted to do some sort of weekly yarncraft post together to help us keep knitting and crocheting. Now that we have children, it's a worthwhile hobby especially during the winter and personally, when my girls are old enough I hope to teach them these crafts. I learned to knit in third grade, and crochet a little (barely) when I was 13 or 14. It would be nice if they were interested as well. :)

So every Tuesday we are going to do our best to post our yarncraft projects to keep ourselves inspired. So to next week!


  1. What a great find! :D you did an awesome job on your swatch! I love the colors. I look forward to our first sit'n'stitch!

  2. This troubles me on a few levels because I have many things that need sewing. Instead, Ive been feeling the pull of embroidery. I've been whiling away a good few hours watching movies and stitching up a storm. And you know what? Its been brilliant :o my homepage

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  4. I am going to make this shirt with a sleeve placket that I've never done before. It's always fun to do something new and to challenge myself electric can opener under cabinet.


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