Kim Guzman, magical Tunisian stitch person, is going to run a crochetalong starting on July 1. The project will be the Sapphire Wrap pattern, which is in Short Row Tunisian Fashion, and is pictured above. So pretty! All of the details are in this post on her blog, but the basics are that the crochetalong starts soon, you need to join the Yahoo! group, and you need to know Tunisian crochet.
So I learned to do Tunisian crochet. I figured this would be good motivation to learn. Here is my swatch of the Tunsian simple stitch (tss).
|I'm learning from Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Crochet.|
And from the back--it kind of looks like knitting.
And from the side. The edge looks odd enough to me that I thought it was worth using the macro lens just to show you. It's like the top of a crocheted row!
And yes, me trying this out last night as I'm waiting on confirmation to be in the group (if you don't have a Yahoo! account, you can sign in with your Google or Facebook account) is a little like when people struggle through a few rows of garter stitch and then proudly declare "I'm a knitter!" to anyone who will listen. But you know what? They're knitters. Let's be nice. And let's especially be nice to me because I've only been at this for 12 or so hours.
So now that I'm a Tunisian crocheter, I guess I should go learn the Tunisian knit stitch, Tunisian purl stitch, uhhhhh (checks Short Row Tunisian Fashion again) the Tunisian double stitch, the puff stitch, and how to make an extra stitch. Good thing there are video tutorials.
Also, I will need a smaller hook that this Size J/10 afghan hook my Mamaw gave me when I first learned to knit (I think it was for help with casting on and binding off, but I haven't touched until last night).
And over 800 yards of lightweight yarn.
I'm excited! I'm going to learn lots of Tunisian crochet things, and I'm hoping to gain a lot from reading what other people in the group have to say about their projects. Plus, I've never been in an anythingalong before and I'm super pumped to finally join one! And when this is over, I will have made a shawl with Tunisian crochet.
And I think that's going to feel good.