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I had a sudden urge to take up crochet again and, since I'd acquired a book which called itself Geek Chic Crochet* by one Nicki Trench, I thought I would make something from there. I picked a shawl thing that looked like fun and, once I'd figured out how "crocodile stitch" was actually supposed to work, it was pretty easy. B. has started making envious comments about how nice a crocodile stitch cardigan would be (attempts to find a nice crocodile stitch cardigan pattern on Ravelry so far have failed). I decided it would be a good project for "using up" odds and ends of yarn I had about the place. As a result of this I think there is nearly four times as much yarn in the house as when I started. The result is somewhere on the Tom Baker's scarf -> Colin Baker's coat spectrum. I personally think it is closer to the scarf end in terms of sartorial taste, but mileage may vary.









* I will confess to being fairly clueless about fashion, but I think this was more Hipster Chic Crochet than Geek Chic Crochet. I don't know many geeks who would be that impressed by a crocheted tie.

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Date: 2015-10-14 07:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fredbassett.livejournal.com
I've just been having a look at the book. Apart from your shawl, there's not much that I fancy. Would you be able to copy your pattern for me at some point? It would be great for my old wool.

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Date: 2015-10-14 08:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] louisedennis.livejournal.com
It's pretty simple once you figure the stitch out. I'll email you instructions (probably over the weekend).

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Date: 2015-10-14 08:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fredbassett.livejournal.com
Thank you! I used to knit a lot, but my crochet skills are rusty.

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Date: 2015-10-14 09:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nyarbaggytep.livejournal.com
Could I ask for an add too? I doubt I will ever figure out how to do it, but I might!

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Date: 2015-10-15 12:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] louisedennis.livejournal.com
No problem. Can you PM me an email addy, I don't think I have one?

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