I've been working as much as I can lately, I swear! I've finished a cowl pattern, innovated my own gift pattern (cute story & a pic to follow), a gift for a co-worker (now Mom wants one with a matching bracelet), finished some arm warmers from a magazine pattern and now started a second pair for an employee, and started and finished a scarf for Amazing Adam's co-worker.
I have pictures of most of what I've been working on lately, but I promise I'll get the rest of them as soon as I can.
I have settled 2 magazine subscriptions for crochet patterns - but for the life of me I cannot exactly remember which ones! Guess it will be a surprise when I get them in the mail. I was fortunate enough to run across a sale on Google Magazines in the Google Play store and found a ton of Crochet Today back issues for only $0.99! Believe you me, I got as many as they had to offer! Some great ideas and really cute patterns, found things that I'd love to make for everyone in some way. I've already made 2 that were in those back issues - again, more info to follow. I think Crochet Today this is one of the subscriptions I have ordered.
I've also been looking for better crochet hooks. I've seen a set that I like but they're around $90.00 for a 10 hook set and a case; a bit steep if you ask me. I've also seen some ergonomic hooks that are all wonky and crooked. I'd rather try these out first to see if they'd fell better than the regular aluminum ones. One criteria I found that I'm looking for is length.
I tried the rosewood hooks from Michael's that I received as a Christmas gift this last year and fell in love with how long they were. I find that the ends of the hooks tend to dig into my palm a bit and can be uncomfortable. Not to mention, the rosewood hooks made me feel as if I was using a magic wand for all these awesome creations (Geek Note: Fleur Delacour from the Harry Potter Series had a rosewood wand which made it all that much more fun). Unfortunately, I found out the hard way that they are no where near as durable as the aluminum hooks as the head popped off of the H Hook.
I'd be happy to hear your opinions on hooks and what you guys are using, feedback is always great. Actually it would be great to hear from any of you, what you think, any questions you may have... drop me a line!
Until next time then...