Many (many) years ago, I tried to crochet. I had plans. They crashed and burned. As a student, I could afford only basic equipment. This meant plastic crochet hooks. I broke two before I gave up on the whole thing. Apparently I had very tight tension.
Recently I got very excited. I wanted a tentacle scarf. Not surprising, as I have an affinity for cephalopods. I scoured the internet to find one. There were rumours of some for sale online. Nada. Then hints on various forums there was a pattern lurking on the internet. Apparently there was one. Once. It had been removed from the blog in question. I left a message. I'm not holding my breath, as there are unanswered messages dating back a couple of years.
So, once more, I decided to try my hand at crochet. This time I bought metal hooks. This turned out to be a wise move. All the hooks are still intact!
My first attempt. It took about thirty centimetres to get the hang of the tension before I started the actual scarf base. (1) Then I tackled the suckers - all forty-two of them (I thought that was an appropriately fannish number). (2)
The finished pieces ready to unite (3). Positioning the suckers (4).
The suckers in place. (5) And the final scarf (6)
I'm a very happy cephalophile!
(And now working on my next one - with a proper crochet stitch this time. Planning on having a few for sale on the Sunday 1st November, 2015 at Adelaide Mini Comic Convention – Flinders Street Markets, Adelaide.)