This weekend, I finally bought the chain to make a lanyard for my work ID. Several of the ladies at work have beaded lanyards for their badges, but I saw a neat idea on Pinterest, and thought it would be fun as a lanyard… I’m already known to do a lot of crocheting/crafting by my coworkers. Instead of linking the chain to the crochet flower and leaves with jump rings, I ran the chain behind the flower to a key ring and stitched the flower to the chain. For the leaves, I double-sided them by sewing two leaves together on either side of the chain, so I don’t have to worry about it twisting and having the “back” showing. Pretty fun! I may eventually change out the flower to a different color when I get new yarn, but for now this will be a good way to find out if I can stand having it on a chain around my neck to begin with!
Yesterday, I also finally found yarn for the Jordan top that I want to make. Totally fantastic experience at All Points Yarn, by the way. Tons of yarn selection, and the guy working there was really friendly and willing to take the time to explain some of the yarns and make recommendations. I’m pretty good with crochet stitches, but I’m still totally lost when it comes to yarn. I bought six hanks of Tahki Yarn in a dusty pink color, but after making a swatch to check my gauge, I’m waiting on an order from Amazon. My “G” hook was too small to get the gauge right, and “H” was a little too large, so here’s hoping that the “7” I ordered is just right! I can’t wait to get started on it.
As a side note, crochet hook and knitting needle sizes are bizarre, at least in the US sizes… the hooks go B through G, number 7, and back to the lettered sizes, starting with H. Knitting needles in US sizes seem to go 0 through 10, then 10.5, and then they start skipping some numbers in sizing… Go figure!