I love knitting but in the last couple of years I have found attempting to knit for long periods of time hurts my thumbs not sure if it is RSI or arthritis, so I have been leaning towards doing more crochet plus the projects seem to proceed quicker. I was taught to knit by my Mother but taught to crochet by my Grandmother.
A recent finished crochet project was this crazy scrapghan blanket I made from all the odds and ends of chunky (bulky) yarn I had kicking about. I made 4 different colour themed panels, crocheted them together and then did a quick border around the whole blanket. I was pleased how it turned out and it was a relatively quick project completed on and off in 2- 3 weeks, unlike some other blankies I am in the middle of making – a hexagon, granny type blanket and a log cabin blanket I started over a year ago.
I am now in the process of crocheting Raven a snood combined jumper using two strands of double knit in orange and brown. The orange was donated to me but I thought a bright orange jumper on its own would be too vivid so I toned it down with a dark brown. I purchased the pattern from the Etsy store of the pattern Crochet Pattern for Greyhound Sweater and Snood. I have had to modify the pattern a little by cast off more around the chest area and continuing the collar to make it into an attached snood rather than a seperate snood. I had it nearly finished before I realised it wasn’t a great fit around Raven’s chest and had to rip it back. Once it is finished he should be real toasty in it especially as in December we have quite a few outside fund raising collections taking place.