Originally Posted by TwinMom
I just started crocheting at Thanksgiving and I'm hooked! Haha, no pun intended. :LOL Here are some pictures of what I've done recently:
http://home.comcast.net/~tomndeb8/alecblanket.jpg (This is for my 3-year old, who looked so sad when I would say I was working on a blanket for the new baby.)
These are both for the new baby. I didn't make them wide enough and the first one is wonky on the edges, but it was the first thing I made so I didn't care. Now I know what I did wrong so it won't happen again.
I have a question--I have read several places that when you change colors or come to the end of a skein and start a new one that you shouldn't knot, you should just incorporate the new skein into a stitch and weave in the ends later. Well, I tried that with Alec's blanket and all my ends are coming loose. It took at least 3 hours to weave all those ends in (it's a big blanket!), so I'm pretty upset to think that it might just fall apart. My mom has been crocheting for 30 years and always knots her yarn. Which is the correct way and does it also depend on the type of yarn and stitch you're using?
As for the loose ends, I have NEVER been able to master changing colors or skeins without knotting. I am working on it though as part of my NYR to fine tune my crochet skills. I would say knot for now and don't worry about it.