Thursday, April 3, 2008

Guess who I met today??

Stephanie Pearl McPhee, otherwise known as the Yarn Harlot. She made us think today about how to finish the sentance "Knitters are......." I would have to say "a fun bunch". I had a blast today at the book signing.

I finished the I-Cord bindoff on the A-line baby dress, only to realize that in order to continue with it, I would have to have a very flexible Knitpicks circular needle, or some size 4 double points. The Boye kit that I have just wasn't doing the trick to get around those corners on the straps.Well, I had neither when I was outside of my house today, so I proceeded to crochet. Here is my progress on Deborah's hat.

Just a few more inches to go. But on the flip side, I have a little problem.

I knew it looked a little bit weird, because I have never seen a hat with those spaces, and it is BOTHERING me till no end. Chante was nice enough to point out that I have been crocheting wrong this whole time. And the pattern is not that hard...it is just a bunch of Double Crochet and Single Crochet stitches. So what's my beef??? The placement of 3 darn Chain stitches on each row. Chante explained that you are supposed to chain 3 for height, and then join it into the same stitch, continuing to work the round as usual. She tried to show me on another piece of a crochet project that she was working on, and I thought I got it.... but now I feel like a dummy because I still don't understand what to do. Deb, I am sorry that I am clueless to the operation of this confusing easy pattern. I even checked for an errata and found nothing.
Deborah expressed to me that she didn't want me to frog it, because she would just use it as a decorating element in the hat. But, it is still bothering me. So Deb, if you are truly not happy with it, I will take it out. Anyone else have an opinion that they would like to share?

5 comments:

Tawana said...

Hi Shameka,

If you truly are not happy with it, frog it. Because you are the one crocheting it. I wish I could have gone today with you guys:-(

Virtuous said...

YAH!!!!! She is coming to Charlotte on Tuesday April 8th - MY BIRTHDAY!! :op
I am already taking off for the day!

Gurl what time did you get there?? Was the crowd out of control??
She is supposed to speak here at 7PM so I plan to "wait" in line at 3PM.

Let me know what you did there! LOL

@ Crochet hat - Even if Deb doesn't mind...I would honestly still frog it. As a gift to others I really want my work to reflect me too!
And Gurl! You do great stuff! ;o)

Deborah said...

Ok. I am glad to know that something is wrong.

I didn't like the chain at all and never understood why it was there. I told you to keep on with it instead of frogging because I thought it was suppose to be like that, and since I'm not the crocheter and you are, what did I know?

I have to tell you I was very concerned when you showed it to me yesterday. You should have been able to tell by my jokes and hysterical laughter. It didn't look like there were only a few more rows to it.

It needs to be frogged. I want it to be the hat I fell in love with when I saw the picture.

sophanne said...

Hi Shameka! Crocheting is fast- frog it. Those three stitches equal one tall stitch. It is a weird thing and also opposite of knitting. It's why when I found knitting and turned in my crochet hooks. I can count the stitches on the needle. With crochet it always feels a little vague!

Kim said...

I haven't a clue about the crochet. Maybe Chante could crochet it for you? I wish I could've gone to see the Harlot last night! It must've been fun. That's a cute hat you're wearing. Is it new?