All done. This pattern (Back Scrubber, free from Red Heart) took less than two balls of Red Heart Scrubby. I’m glad it’s finished and I can resume crocheting with softer yarn!
I splurged a bit today. It could have been worse as I almost got carried away by lots of pretty colours, but I ordered a set of Denise2Go interchangeable crochet hooks. Six sizes, larger ones so that they’ll be good for Tunisian crochet, with cables and a cute orange cotton case to keep them in. And the hooks themselves are bright too.
I used to have Denise knitting needles so I know what they’ll feel like. I’ve seen mixed reviews online – some people love ’em, some don’t – but I did a bunch of research of my options and this set gives me the right sizes at the best price. Of course there is the exchange rate and the shipping cost to take into account. I also ordered a book on Tunisian crochet stitch patterns because I’m a real noob at all this. It’s amazing how a new technique can make you feel like a beginner again.
Hopefully these will arrive before my holiday as it would be a great compact set to take with me.
Here’s the back scrubber so far, almost half done I guess as I’m almost at the end of the first of two balls of Red Heart Scrubby.
This stuff is a bit scratchy on the hands and I can’t imagine ever wanting to work with it again after this project is finished!
Tai Chi Man and I had a lovely morning. We drove to a plant sale about 40 minutes south, spent some time in the town, drove back towards home and stopped at another little town for more browsing and tea drinking, and then home. We stopped at three libraries! The things we do for fun!! Almost all the libraries in the area are connected so you can use one library card and order books etc from any of the branches. But they have different magazines at the different branches and I hit the mother lode!
Cloth, Paper, Scissors, Knitters, Crochet! I took all their back issues. Woohoo!!
Am I easily excited? I suppose so.
I think I told you last time about some fingerless mitts I had started. Well, they’ve been frogged. I decided on another pattern to use, and then was sidetracked by another project for work.
The boss gave me some balls of Red Heart Scrubby to make a bath puff and a back scrubber for display. This stuff lives up to its name. It’s polyester, rough and has fibres sticking out at all angles. It’s going to be great for getting the skin buffed up!
The pattern for the bath puff calls for two balls, but I realized when I read it properly that that’s because you’re told to make two. One puff actually takes about half a ball plus a bit of a smooth yarn for the hanging drawstring loop.
Once I’d made that (it didn’t take long, but would have been much quicker with a smoother yarn) I started on the back scrubber. (Both pattern links go to the free pattern on Red Heart’s website.)
Unfortunately I seem to be unable to add another photo to this post without my iPad freaking out, so I will stop here and write a second post, which hopefully will work!