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Crafts have always been a big part of my life. They have been my obsession yet kept me sane. My latest obsession is crochet. Wool and the finished products have taken over the house. A blog seems like the next step in my woolie journey wherever that takes me. Feel free to pop in and see what I am up to.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Stink Unplunker!

We had to resort to buying some 'stink unplunker' yesterday. What you may ask is stink unplunker??

Short answer - my family laughing at my inability to find the words to speak properly when I am very tired!!

Full story.. many years ago, late one evening I took a trip to the supermarket. As I left the house my husband asked me to add a certain household product to the list. At the last minute my daughter came with me, and in the supermarket we realized I had, and not for the first time, forgotten the list! So we went around trying to reconstruct the list from my unreliable memory.

But there was still one thing I was forgetting.. when I tried to explain what it was all I could get out was a Stink Unplunker! It still amazes me to this day that my daughter, who did not hear what my husband had added to the list, could actually work out that what I was trying to say was a Sink Unblocker!!

Continuing in a kitchen theme (sort of), I've begun work on a new small throw/knee rug. I'm trying out the waffle stitch for the first time. The yarn is Aran weight - one of those big 400g Aran Tweed balls by Hayfield with %20 wool, white with a dark grey/black thread. The hook I'm using for this one is my old wooden 8mm, well used and a very comfortable hook for speed.

I've made a foundation row of 76 (multiples of 3 +1). In UK terms it works up like this- First pattern row; 2 chain (counts as first tr stitch), *tr into next two stitches, 1 tr through front post of next stitch, repeat from * to end.  Second pattern row; two chain, *tr through front post of next two stitches, tr in next stitch, repeat from * to end.

Repeat these two rows until its the size you want, you've run out of yarn or you give up. Either way its an easy stitch once its set up.

As I'm making this up as I go along, I'm not sure how I'll finish it off yet so more on that another time.

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