Friday, September 16, 2011

Wiggly Jiggly

Happy Friday everyone! I am looking forward to having a hermit weekend this weekend and have joined the IHSW today.

Click on the above for more details. Staying home and curling up with a hot drink and stitching sounds like an ideal remedy for chilly blues! Actually, as I have said in my last post or previous, I love this season and this time of year. I actually like staying in and cuddling and snuggling up so this is perfect for me. Why don't you join in?? Not sure what I will be stitching yet but the next part of the istitch mystery is out and shouldn't take long to do so long as there are no hidden frogs. I might do a bit more on my HAED and also Dandy Dreams as well.

Well, this week I have been trying my hand at Wiggly crochet and have been experimenting with different hook sizes. The first one I began is the smallest one and I used a 1.5mm hook to make the netting.


It seemed to curl a bit at the back though - can you see??


So I went out and bought some different hooks - I got a 2.5 and a 3. These are the results.

3mm hook:

2.5 mm hook:

I noticed that these too curled a little at the back so i am thinking that perhaps that is a natural occurrence of this technique. The two larger ones are a bit gappy in my opinion and show the net too much so I am thinking of continuing on with my original one - the smallest one in bright colours and making either a cushion or a seat cover.

Here they are together to show the size difference. Maybe I should try a 2mm hook bit I can't be bothered making the trip to buy the hook:


The tutorial link is in my sidebar if anyone wants to try it out. It's a lot of fun.

Here is a bit more progress on Fragile Heart. There is a fair bit of block stitching on this page but also quite a bit of confetti so it is taking ages and driving me mad right now. But here she is as promised and I so need to get another progress pic up on the HAED bb.

Sept 09 update

Next weekend, my sweet friend Tracy from Mad stitching is coming to stay over. Woot!!! I have invited another friend over to so we are going to have a girly, crafty night with drinks and nibbles - can't wait!!! Adult company at long last! I will be busy this coming week, tidying dd's bedroom into a fit enough state to be used as a guest room. Eeek. Might just take me all week too.

Okay all, have a lovely weekend and will be back next week with my IHSW update.


Vonna said...

Oh golly! I love your HAED...and that wiggly crochet too!
Have a great time cleaning this week...ha ha ha....we've been doing that here too as we're getting some new furniture and rearranging a bit. Never a bit of time to rest for the wicked, eh? :)

Enjoy the weekend snuggling in and stitching...the BEST kind of weekend during the chilly months of autumn and winter!

Catherine said...

Love those squares! The pink one catches my eye, but that might just be because with three boys, I don't see pink that much!!

Wow! That's a lot of stitches in that piece! It looks great.

Your planned weekend sounds wonderful! Enjoy!

Elisa said...

I love the autumn and winter too, darker nights = more stitching time! Love your crochet...I still can't get to grips with it...maybe a 2012 challenge for myself. have a great girlie stitchy time xx

Margaret said...

I like your crochet experiments. They all look good to me. Your HAED looks amazing too. Glad you're going to have a girl night soon. And the hermit weekend sounds ideal too!

Shari said...

wow! The crochet work looks wonderful!!!! You are so talented....great job..
and your girly weekend next week sounds heavenly!!!!!!

Sally said...

I like the sound of the IHSW. Got too busy a weekend though I think. I keep saying to myself that I must have a stitching day a week rather than just evenings but every time I plan to do it something comes up.

Love Fragile Heart. It's so pretty.

I love the look of your new crochet technique :)

Have a great time with Tracy!

Lesleyanne said...

Have a great weekend. Lovely progress on Fragile Heart.

Gillie said...

That crochet is smashing! I'm planning on a quiet weekend too as the WT flies in tomorrow and will only want to collapse! We have a canine friend staying too! Good luck with the cleaning :)

Rachael xxx said...

I do like the wriggly crochet will have to bookmark that till I have finished all the blankets I have on the go.
Have a fabulous time with Tracy and your other friend.

Charity C. said...

I love staying inside and stitching on chilly days too! I feel so at ease and relaxed. Your HAED is looking great! The squares you made are just lovely...I like the smallest one best as well. Have fun with your friends!

Barbara said...

Hi Hazel, thanks for your e-mail! I like what you've been doing so far, somehow from seeing the pictures alone, I like the middle one best - but I think that's something you have to see in real. I love the colors of all them, can't wait to see the finished result! Have a lovely week-end!

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

Oh, I love it when the weather turns cooler too. I don't have to have a reason to stay inside and stitch now. I love your crochet squares - might have to have a go at those. Irene xxx

Louise said...

beautiful! I wish I was better at crochet like you..I will have to try and practice more soon! Love the flowers mostly..hope I can do that one day soon. Have a beautiful weekend my friend!
Louise xx

Blu said...

Those squares look awesome! I've never seen anything like them.

Fragile Heart looks spectacular.

Barb said...

What a lovely post Hazel, I love the wiggly crochet
and the thought of autumn winter snugglings appeals to me too.
Look forward to seeing the outcome of the weekend.

Louanne said...

Fragile Heart is deceiving, there's a lot of block color, but the detail more than makes up the difference! She looks fab.
Sounds like next weekend is going to be fun, fun, fun! I wish I had some friends that stitch. Enjoy!

faith76 said...

Wiggly crochet sounds very interesting and fun to do - will try this one day. It looks pretty too.

Leah x Just discovered your blog through blogland.

Mylene said...

Lovely crochet squares and your HAED is coming along great!

Diana said...

I love your crochet squares, I quit crocheting a few years ago, but your work is so gorgeous, I may just have to start again - beautiful squares....

Berit said...

Thinking of your lately; hoping all is well. ;)

These complicated flowery crochet squares are amazing!

Joysze said...

Oooh, love the swirly crochet pieces!! How absolutely adorable.

Fragile Heart is looking great.

So glad to have your company this IHSW. Can't wait to see what you worked on. :D