Getting My Yarn On

First things first, as promised the winner of the Roly Poly Pinafore pattern was Usairdoll, congratulations! Your pattern will be emailed to you soon.

A few weeks ago I mentioned I had a bit of a crochet masterclass with The Ladies Wot Stitch, which I really enjoyed. Since then I have spent a lot of time dreamily surveying Ravelry, my username is JAKandGEEGEE (surprise surprise) if you want to find me and say hi, also any help or advise will be greatly received! I even attempted my first proper project. I’ve been admiring all the crochet collars around both in the shops and online so figured I’d give it ago.

Ta Da!

Not bad for a first attempt, even if I do say so myself. I found a great, easy to follow pattern which you can find here. Now I’m totally hooked (get it “hooked”, I know I’m too punny) and have a couple of projects in the pipeline. The only real issue I have with crochet is the fact I have absolutely no clue about yarn. I couldn’t tell you the difference between Aran and DK?? I need to have a pattern that will tell me exactly what I need to buy and if it doesn’t I just have to hope and pray there’s a very knowledgable person who takes pity on my pathetically confused face when I’m in the shop.

How’s your yarn knowledge? Can you recommend any good websites, blogs or books to help me improve? Or if you are the yarn equivalent of a Jedi Master are you willing to share your wisdom?

3 Responses to “Getting My Yarn On”

  • Julie:

    Lovely collar…….so far all I’ve managed is my granny square. In my defence I’ve got my knit on. After my two elephants my bag is almost complete. As a side I’m having a bash at knitting in the round on dpn (double pointed needles) for those that don’t know, and on a circular needle. Not so good on the circular needle but I won’t give up yet

    As to knowing anything about yarn…..I’ve only just stopped calling it all wool!!!

  • Usairdoll:

    I just wanted to say Thank You for letting me know I won the Roly Poly Giveaway! Sadly, I have very little yarn knowledge. I do know how to knit and crochet and have been to some nice yarn shops, that’s about it. I don’t follow any blogs, yet. It would be great though if you do find some to let us know. Your crocheted collar looks beautiful! Great job!


  • Tracy SF:

    I’ll be your yarn yoda, you can take me wool shopping anytime!

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