Size Does Matter

I really enjoy crocheting toys. But, since I am a still a fairly new at it, I still run into a lot of problems. One of my biggest issues is keeping track of rows. So, I try to remember to use a marker to mark the first stitch of my round or row.

Crochet with marker

This is an example of one of the projects I’m working on right now, with a marker in the first stitch. When I remember that marker, I’m much more easily able to keep track of where I am.

The other day I ran into a problem I’ve never had before. I’m in the middle of making a bunch of toy sushi pieces for the little man,  from the book [amazon_link id=”0740792601″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Yummi ‘Gurumi[/amazon_link] by Christen Haden and Mariarosa Sala. I’m making eight rice bases for the sushi using Mary Maxim Starlette yarn in colour 106 Natural. But, take a look at these guys:

Uh-oh, those aren't the same size

It seems, somehow, I got my hooks mixed up and did two using a 3.75mm hook and six using a 3.5mm hook. Argh. Crocheting eight of the same thing, in white, is boring enough, but have to do two more because I wasn’t paying attention is just so sad. 🙁

So, lesson learned: don’t leave all my hooks for amigurumi laying around in the bottom of my project bag. It’s just too easy to grab the wrong one. I totally need to make myself one of these.

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