Sooooo. Last night I went out and bought "The Happy Hooker" from Deb Stoller. I hadn't intended to, but the other book there, about thirty pages long and maybe four by eight inches per page, was the SAME PRICE. I figured if I was going to pay, I'd get more information for the same money.
My problem, I think, is that crochet makes no logical sense to me; single crochet means forming two loops on the hook. Double crochet means forming THREE loops. No sense. So I'm going to take the same approach I did with algebra, quit demanding it make sense, and just memorize it. So far, so good.
I'm doing the simple deal where you make a chain around, attatching it at certain points, then you go around again, making a chain and attatching it to the chain, so you get little scallops. It looks kind of neat.
You can kind of get the hang of what I'm doing there.
Here's a bigger picture, of the huge circle draped artfully (ha) over the back of the recliner, to give an idea how long it's taking me to go around this thing each time.
The white stripe is the Thumb Trick, which will become the arm hole opening, remember.
And here's a shot of the hook I'm using; it's a Clover ergonomic job.
So far it's not bothering my hand much at all to crochet, but so far I haven't had the patience to sit down and work on it for hours at a time like I do the knitting, so, we'll see.
Oh, and the Baby's cute.