Not much progress on the blanket, just some pretty Pinterest pics & patterns (crochet, of course) to share with you, and then a complaining session about knitting.
Look at this different way to join granny squares! I never thought of this.
This gorgeous cardigan might be in the works soon for myself, I just love it so much!
This pillow pal pattern is so cute, and they have other animals available, too! I have a Pillow Pet myself, and I love it!
Also for kids, this cute mobile! I’ll have to remember this years into the future when I finally get around to having kids.
And now for my knitting complaint (but crocheters can relate, too). I like knitting, and I like the idea of wooden/bamboo needles to help prevent slippage that may occur on metal needles. This is the kind of needles I’ve been getting at the local yarn store:
I like almost every aspect about these. They are smooth, the join to the cord is virtually seamless, the cords are nice and bendy, and they are warm in the hands. Much like bamboo crochet hooks, in fact.
My problem with the needles is that when I use them for stitches that are naturally tight, like k2tog or something like that, they can splinter. On more than one circular set I’ve peeled off little strips of bamboo at the tip. Not good. Am I just making my stitches too tight, or does this happen to crocheters, too, who hook tightly? Is it just this brand? I don’t know. Should I try another wood brand, or should I just switch to metal and be done with it (while having to deal with slippery, cold needles)?