I’m working on the Groovyghan gone bad. Currently a 7 color granny blanket with 5 row squares. My skills weren’t good enough to do one of the motifs in the actually Groovyghan. At least not without practice or a lot of ripping out. Life is stressing enough with our business expansion I don’t want to add stress to my fiber.
I made the round circle motif, but just didn’t like it. So with those ruled out, I’m making squares. In a while I’ll decide if I’m doing the various rows between the motifs from the original Groovyghan, or if I’m going full out retro granny.
I will post more later when there is more to show than two ziploc bags of grannies. 😉
With that said, I have been using a different hook than with the afghan above. (My Seeing Stars Afghan from Spud and Chloe which appears to be well used. I think my project tips are still at Ravelry, and of course a few here.) 😉 I am regularly having to correct inconsistent stitches. I don’t recall grannies being fiddly. So if they aren’t it must be the hook. The blanket above was the first I’d crocheted a big project in decades. It was so consistent and nice.
But my beloved DyakCraft hook was a little too big for the gauge for the original Groovyghan. I could have switched once I changed directions, but I had about a dozen squares finished. I’ll be interested to make another project soon to see if the hook is the difference.
I was online looking at the DyakCraft hook auctions and got down a darned rabbit hole looking for really unique preschool hat patterns and found myself at Signature Needle Arts. Have they always offered 4″ dpn? That’s my preferred length and I would have ordered them, so I wondered how I missed them. Not that I’d order more since I hate their groove/ridge/texture whatever they do to their dpn. Personally, I can not stand the slight noise or the feel of the yarn moving over it. Plus of course the fact that they are color coded by size and I don’t like having to change the weight of yarn to match the color needles I like. But for that price, I didn’t want to own a color I don’t like. Still I wondered if I missed them before or if they are a newer offering.
I’m off to crochet today. When I start joining, as promised, I’ll start sharing. 🙂 Till then if you have motifs to suggest to add to with my traditional grannies, or hat pattern suggestions (no Ravelry, I won’t go there) let me know. I’d love your suggestions.
Hope you’re having fiber fun today.