Busy Bee’s Crochet

c-mama’s crochet journal and ramblings

Tag: Bamboo

They’re heeeere!

Susan Bates Bamboo Hooks

On September 6, I ordered some Susan Bates crochet hooks with bamboo handles from Coates Collection by Herrschners. They were having a sale (still are) where you can buy a set of 8 hooks for $12.97. Good deal since, if you purchase them separately, it would cost $22.xx.

They were on backorder so I had to wait FOREVER. I almost gave up, and would have given up if they were sold locally.

I received e-mail notification that they shipped last Thursday. They came today. I ripped out my current project – a baby blanket a friend asked me to make for her friend. I hadn’t gotten very far, so it wasn’t a big deal. I like them. I like Susan Bates hooks and figured I’d like these. I was right. 🙂


Bernat Bamboo Wrap

I finished weaving in the ends of the Bernat Bamboo Wrap today. It’s so nice and soft. I really like it and am very happy with the results.

I used 6 balls of dill and 6 balls of wicker and an N hook.

It’s 15″ x 60″.


I worked on the bamboo wrap during the church service yesterday morning. It measures 61″ x 8″.

Yes, there are different greens. It’s the same color, but obviously a different lot. Oh, well. I’m making it for myself, and if anyone else is interested in one, I’ll make sure the skeins I pick up are from the same lot.

Then, yesterday afternoon and last night I worked on the Sweet Baby Jacket. I only worked on it a couple of hours, having to frog it because I started with the main color instead of the accent color. I really like the two colors together. It’s going to be a nice looking sweater. I hope Shelly likes it. 🙂 Better, yet, I hope her friends like it.

…and while outside, I took a photo of the top of one of our trees against a beautiful blue sky

and a photo of one of my sons, who, evidently didn’t realize I was taking his photo. THAT, in and of itself, is amazing. 🙂 Meet Kenaniah.

Bernat Bamboo

My friend decided we should make the blanket twice the length it is now. Darn! Hee hee. She gave me the rest of the money owed for the entire blanket. I needed to go to Michael’s anyway, so I figured I HAD to pick up some of that Bernat Bamboo. Oh. My. Goodness! I picked up 12 balls. Yes, I am aware that each ball is $3.99. I wanted to make the wrap pictured on the wrapper. I needed to find out if the finished project is as soft as the yarn is by itself.

I also picked up a Clover J hook with a soft handle thing. Ok, I need to take a creative writing class or something. My descriptions need a little help. 😉 I cannot find one of my many J hooks and you never know when you need one, right? Oh, and whoever heard of an L hook? I honestly did not think there were L hooks. I have a K and I have an M and an N and a P and I think a Q. Oh, well. I tend to crochet tighter than the average designer, so I’m sure the M hook will work out just fine for my bamboo wrap. After I finish my friend’s blanket, I’ll whip out the bamboo. Yeah!