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Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen

Last week my sister told me about her birthday wish for her coming birthday party; a big, red, woolen blanket. She explained that every guest would have to create a square in 15 x 15 cm in whatever technique they chose as long as it was in wool and a colour red.

I haven’t been doing any needlework in ages, and this was the challenge I needed. Years ago I learned the Tunisian crochet (hakking) method  which is a cross between knitting and crocheting worked on a long doubled ended crochet hook. So I decided to go for that. By the help of internet, it was really easy to pick up. I like to work with bamboo material, and I found these three hooks (above) which are produced by Solvor Hofsli. They  can be ordered from this email hofsli@online.no

This is the video that made me remember, but for those of you who already know how to do this, maybe you would like to go from here and work with more than one colour.

At the moment I am really hung upon this project. It is the first thing I do when I get home from work, and the last thing I do before I go to bed. It is quite promising for my sister’s blanket.

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