Okay, I am supposed to be working at my "real" job, but I really wanted to post this quick. First, "the story."
So, year ago my mom gave me a box filled with tons of crochet hooks that belonged to my grandmother and great grandmother. I was thrilled, but both of them were doily makers and most of these hooks are teenie weenie!!! With the hooks came a bag of cotton thread that you used them with. basically, string. not yarn, not something bulky and quick and warm. String. Thread even. As an impatient artist, I lovingly put these hooks to the side along with the thread and convinced myself that I would NEVER have the patience for anything less than worsted weight and a size H hook. The other day, I was looking for lace applique to make jewelry and realized, it looked just like the doilies my grandmas made, only not round...
So, I went looking for patterns, but as I said before, I am super impatient. So, the pattern thing never really does me any good because after the first couple of rows or whatever, I go all independent freelancer and do what the hell I want. I managed to work out a little something. Of course, it's freehand, so there is no exact numbers, which adds to the wonky appearance; however, the deed has been done. I made me a choker with one of my grandma's teenie weenie hooks and some of her string. TA DAAAAA! I am currently blocking it which is why you see all the pins, but you get the drift of what I was experimenting for.
Now, will I do it again? Hmmmmmmm...it IS terribly cool, though my hand was not loving the tiny hook. I may need to fashion a more ergonomic grip on these hooks before trying again, but yeah. I can do this. Hi grandma (s)! I did it!!!