22 hours ago
Monday, 19 October 2009
it's crochet Jim... but not as we know it
I'm just not an enthusiastic knitter anymore. Crochet is my thing in an obsessive and passionate kind of way. Knitting just has way too many sticks involved, and don't even get me started on DPNs! But I do hanker after the texture of knitted items sometimes, especially the chunkier kind... a simple stocking stitch in a lovely bulky yarn can't be beaten. And for me, the queen of knitting stitches has to be brioche. But it seems you need a PhD in rocket science to understand how to do it! Ah, if only there was a kind of crochet that in someway resembled this type of knitting, and was really easy to boot. What a perfect world it would be then... But wait, there IS!!! It's called Tunisian (or Afghan or Tricot) crochet. I nearly wet my pants with excitement the other day when I discovered this. Immediately I grabbed my stubby little crochet hook and worked up this teeny swatch in the three basic Tunisian stitches. My Tunisian hooks are on order and I can't wait to get started on my full-size beauties. My world has just got a little brighter!