Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A Weekend in Crochet Town - Guest Blog Entry!

I believe my official title is Honorary Hump Day Hooker, but you can call me Saffron.  I live about 5 hours away from the Hump Day Hooker Headquarters.  So, back in February I was able to visit Crochet Town.  (My permanent residence is Procrastinationville, hence the blog being written in April.)  First stop was a coffee shop for Hooking in public. 
I brought yarn that I had bought about a year ago, see the ‘What in Yarnation!’ blog.  It was a very thick wool yarn and I used the stitch that Loretta taught me.  It is a very complicated stitch… it is so complicated that I cannot even tell you the name of it.  However, I think Hazel calls it a double stitch.  I originally intended to make a scarf and wear it many different ways. I actually had this pin in mind when creating it.  However, once I started crocheting the most complicated of all shapes, a skinny rectangle; I realized that the yarn was too thick.  I would not be able to tie this scarf in a bow tie any time soon.

Second stop was my nephew’s basketball tournament.  I continued making my scarf not really knowing where it was headed.  I did know that I had at least three hours to decide though.  Therefore, I just kept crocheting.  During these three hours, I learned that Crochet Town is a very mean place.  I was mocked by my mother, father, sister, and husband.  Apparently being 26 and crocheting in public is frowned upon.  I even had to take time away from my crocheting to try and convince my 10-year-old nephew that I was not pregnant.  Apparently, public crocheting is an activity for pregnant women.  My younger nephew and I quickly made up and he became my official yarn feeder, unrolling my yarn and feeding it to me so I can be the most efficient of crocheters.

The time quickly passed and I was running out of yarn.  So I get a stroke of genius!  (I have a vacation home in Modest City.)  Infinity scarf, have you seen these?  Basically, it is a glorified circle; but it is perfect.  The scarf is too thick to tie in any way, so I sewed the ends close.  Once I finished it I started modeling it for the crowd at the basketball game.  All of a sudden, I was the envy of every mother old enough to have a child in 8th grade, including my sister.  My mother, father, and husband also had a change of heart.  Even both of my nephews thought I was cool again!  Of course, my older nephew seemed slightly upset that I was crocheting during his basketball game, but he got over it once he saw my cool new scarf!

After the basketball game, it was back to Procrastinationville.  I was very warm thanks to my scarf.  I even have some extra yarn, enough to make a matching hat.  I have my project for 2013!

Notice the pointing toes.  I learned from America’s Next Top Model that it makes my legs look longer.  Even though my legs look a mile long, the true star of this photo is the infinity scarf!

 I scare myself sometimes.

  My husband, Parley, showing an alternative way of wearing my infinity scarf.


  1. Saffron - We thank you for writing this amazing blog. And couldn't be happier that you learned how to make your project work.

  2. What a great story! Loved hearing about your challenges of discrimination that hookers face in public everyday and yarn that is not the weight you need for your project. Also loved to hear how you triumped above your challenges! What a true sucess story, and great final product!

  3. Thank you! I really appreciate your support!