July 5, 2011

How to do 4th of July

Some of us spent a few hours on a warm day walking in the town 4th of July parade while others of us lounged around in air-conditioning after a short sunbathe.  Who do you think was the smarter one?  We were blessed with lots of sunbathing weather for the long weekend and I for one was very grateful for it.  It seems that summer has finally arrived in Maine.


On another note, I need some crochet help.  I am trying to make some crocheted dishcloths and have questions about my gauge/tension.  This was done with single crochet and I used the recommended hook size.  I seem to have gotten the 12 stitches to 4 inches stated but not the row gauge.  Does it look like my crochet is too loose?  Should I go down a hook size and try again?  I am thinking that there shouldn't be so many gaps if I've done it correctly. Here's what I was trying to achieve.  Any help is appreciated! 

5 comments:

mainely stitching said...

I know nothing about crochet, but that is one seriously happy dog you have! :)

sophanne said...

I say when crocheting dishcloths the tighter the gauge the better. I'd go down a hook but that's just personal preference.

Gabi said...

It's a while ago when I crocheted last time. But with my experience with crocheted cotton, I would tend to say a tighter gauge is the best. But then again, I wouldn't change this one since you're already done so much on it.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Yup summer has sure arrived in the northern parts!!! Its almost too hot!

Chris said...

that pic of beau is too cute!!! i book marked you so i could find you again!!