Posted by: tgonzales | October 20, 2010

What’s on Your Hooks?

Wow, this week has already been very busy and it’s almost halfway over. Some of you might say, “so when is your week not busy?” Ha! Ha! With work and KS My Stitch guild meeting on Monday, I feel a little stressed. Of course crochet helps me with that, it helps to relax me and helps me de-stress. Anyway, since the weather has turned more fallish in the mornings I decided to get my ripple afghan out and see if I can finish it before the really cold winds blow. I love how it’s coming along and I think I’m over halfway done with it. I enjoy the colors that I’m working with and I like the way it looks all rippley and everything. It makes me smile and I can’t wait to wrap completely up in it this winter.


On Monday at our guild meeting Pam taught everyone how to make broomstick lace. Since I had already made a sweater out of broomstick lace, the stitch was easy for me to pick up. Also during our meeting we decided to make scarves for an organization called the Tree House. Our charity committee chair; Susie said that they had asked if we could make crocheted scarves for them to give to their ladies for Christmas.


So I decided to make a broomstick lace scarf to give to them. I chose to use one strand of Vanna’s choice limey green and one strand of fuzzy ribbon yarn from Hobby Lobby held together. I started the scarf last night during the elimination night of Dancing With the Stars. This morning I continued on and got this far


and look what I found? One of the loops of fuzzy ribbon yarn didn’t get crocheted in. Ugh! What do you think I should do now? Should I get my needle and thread out and sew it in or rip it out? I thought this was going to help me relax. Ha! Ha! I would love to hear what you have on your hooks this week or whatever you are working on. Have a Happy Wednesday and I do appreciate all your comments. XO


  1. Hi Tamara!

    Wow, look at you go! Your ripple afghan is looking beautiful as is your lace. I myself would probably rip it out and fix the mistake, but I don’t know how time consuming that would be for you having never done that stitch before. Good luck with your decision.

    Thanks for your comment on my tatting recently. I’ve never attempted shuttle tatting, so I can’t say that it would be something you could get the hang of. I’m trying needle tatting, which may be quite different. I do know I found it fairly easy to figure out (thanks to knitting cast on skills, I think). The gal whose blog I referenced does her tatting with a shuttle and says that shuttle tatting results in much tighter tatting.

    As for what’s on my hooks…nothing at the moment! I’m not sure what I am going to work on next. I just finished my granny square throw and am not sure I want to make more Halloween themed items. But I feel sort of lost without a project in the works. LOL

    Have a great day!

    • Jeanne,

      I love the way tatting looks, but I’m not sure that I want to take the time out of crocheting to learn something new. I’m not tired of crocheting yet, even after 40 some years. Ha!Ha! Thank you for stopping by and letting me know what you would do. I have decided to push on and finish my boo boo broomstick lace scarf, then embellish it with something. Have a great Thursday.


  2. I would embellish with one of your wonderful crochet flowers over the mistake. Keep on crocheting your way to relaxation!!!!

    • Jackie,

      Yea, why didn’t I think of that? They don’t call me the embellishment queen for nothing, right? Ha! Ha! Thanks for the tip.

      Love you,

  3. I agree with Jackie. A cute little flower or two over that loop would look marvey.

    • Donna,

      I agree with you and Jackie. I just don’t know why I couldn’t come up with that idea, duh I embellish everything. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and where have you been?


  4. If it is just 2-3 rows back rip…….otherwise sew it down!

  5. Hi – just found your blog and I have spent an entertaining hour or so reading through your posts. Love your crochet work

  6. what are on my hooks… or hook, rather. well, nothing at the moment. poo. i really really really want to crochet another afghan but i don’t know if i have enough yarn to do so. blargh. well, i definitely have enough yarn but there are so many random colors and i am not about to do another block afghan.

    • Joshua,

      I can’t wait to see what you come up with. After talking with you last night I think you will design something totally cool and hip.

      Love you,

  7. Hi Tamara – I was blog-surfing, so you made me really think about where I found your site. And then it clicked – it was Molly from “Crocheting my best with my worsted” ☺

    • Maria,

      I’m so glad you did find me, and isn’t blogland the coolest thing? I have added you to my blogroll and I’ll be checking in with you too.


  8. […] Ripple Afghan by Tamara Gonzales, who blogs at Crochet with Tamara.  (I interviewed Tamara in 2011 here.) […]

  9. Hi Tamara! I offered to crochet an afghan for my sister who just moved into her new house, and she picked this photograph of your afghan as the one she would like me to make. Can you send me a link to the pattern? I will happily pay you for it!



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