|Calla Lilly brooch for Mothers' Day|
My first foray into crocheting with steel hooks was surprisingly successful, in terms of the finished products. I made two of these brooches: one for my mum and one for my mother-in-law, as presents for Mothers' Day.
They worked up pretty quickly: maybe a day or two each, although to be fair, I was going through an insomniac phase, so I was working on them until 4 or 5 in the morning. They were incredibly fiddly though. And for the first time in my life, I had to take my glasses off to be able to see up close... ah, the siren song of impending bifocals!!!
My poor fingers were the worse for wear for quite some time afterwards. There must be a knack to dealing with those super fine hooks that doesn't involve stabbing yourself and splitting your fingers open repeatedly. I've yet to figure it out. In the meantime, lots of plasters and thimbles!