Saturday, February 9, 2008

Broomstick Lace Crochet

To the right is my very first attempt at "broomstick" crochet. I purchased the standard size 50 plastic knitting needle... It was awkward at first. The needle is so big, I didn't quite know how to hold it and a third hand would have been helpful. I ended up sitting pretzel style with the needle standing upright through the back of my knee. A table clamp would have been handy but once I had my hands free, the stitches worked up pretty quickly.
It occurred to me that it would be SO much more fun to use something else, a wooden spoon, a paper towel tube, an actual broomstick, anything but this standard size, boring, gray knitting needle. I'm going broomstick hunting...