Kirstin here! Any other crocheters notice that their stitch gauge is completely different from day to day? Even using the same hook, yarn, and pattern, I might end up with a piece that’s two inches longer than the one I made yesterday. Come to think of it, my handwriting is just as bipolar. Anyone else? There are probably meds I can take for it. Or at least to make me stop worrying about it.
ANYHOW, I really notice this particular deficiency when I’m working on a blanket done in strips. I’m almost done with this one, the generically named “Spring Throw”. I suppose marketing (aka Momma) might object if I rename it “Strip Tease” though. 😉
Obviously I used yarn in natural colors, rather than their garish candy-coated combination. I’m working with a I (5.5 mm) hook, and it’s coming out slightly narrow but the correct length. It calls for 9 strips, but I may make a couple more to get the right width.
I’ve mentioned before that I tend to be a “perfectionist” (read: slightly obsessive compulsive. “Slightly” also in quotes). I think I love crocheting, knitting, and spinning because they are creative hobbies that suit my personality. I can’t see how counting brush strokes would help an artist, but it certainly helps if a crocheter counts their stitches!