Friday, April 11, 2008

First and Searching

Seems a good way to start is by talking about the name: book and hook nomad. Book, well, as a high school librarian I have them all over my house, in my car, in my office and in my library. The hook, that's a horse of a different color (which according to AMC movie slide shows was made a different color using sparkly gelatin, but the horse kept licking it off, so they had to shoot the film quickly). It's for crochet, a much prefered art form than knitting as I can actually do some crochet and find knitting to be completely mindboggling. Seems like I can teach myself crochet (thank you Stitch and Bitch Crochet! and Aunt Helen), but knitting escapes me. Crochet just seems friendlier to me. Although I find that many of the LYS (that's local yarn stores for those of you who like the books and not the hooks) are prejudiced against crochet and in fact the owner of the closest LYS (where I got the cool yarn in the header photo) to me actually started to diss crochet even after I had stated that I do crochet and prefer it to knitting. Really chapped my hide! Consequently, I won't go back there (unless they have a REALLY good sale! ;-) and have made the Fiber Arts store in Odessa my new favorite LYS (http://029c546.netsolstores.com/).



I'm in the process of crocheting scarves for my graduating seniors. But I have a birthday coming up and have detoured to making a Solomon's knot wrap for a friend's bday on April 18th. Not much time, but the Solomon's knot is a pretty quick stitch, once you get going. Although I must say that I had to pull the whole thing out twice to figure out what I was doing wrong. Very annoying. I've had my eye on the Solomon's knot for quite a while so I am inordinately pleased with myself for learning it. The photo to the right is a close up of the SK. It is a long loop and is very lacy and delicate.

1 comment:

spiritualmaya said...

This is awesome! Love it! Good work.