Babette Blanket

Hello all

So excited to be working on the lovely colorful Babette. I have seen so many
of them on Ravelry and can’t wait to have one of my own. I’ve been knitting for
about 20 years and thought crochet would come easily to me. Well, it hasn’t.
Holding the yarn in my left isn’t so bad and actually helped me see how I could
do continental if I so chose (but I enjoy being a thrower) but I’m getting
confused on some things that I think are probably easy but I’m just making it
difficult. For example, when starting the Babette squares the directions say to
chain stitches then join with a slip stitch. Does it really matter if I do the
slip stitch in the first stitch on the front (i.e. through the “V”)
or the back (through the “bump”)? Because when I make round the first
set of three stitches always comes out wonky compared to the rest of the sets
of three. I’ll have to take a picture of it and show you later. Then the next
question is, as I move on to the next round, I chain 3 and DC. Does it matter
which stitch I DB into? I’ve been faking it sort of. I figure as long as I have
enough stitches to get to the corner I’m good but sometimes I have too many or
not enough on that side and it doesn’t match with the other three sides. I
guess my problem is, I’m not “reading” my snitches very well. In
knitting its very clear the little V’s represent stitches. In crochet. Not so
much. Sometimes I see the little twists (a DC for instance) but then when I get
to the corner it all seems to fade. Anyway, I think I need to take some photos
and point out my trouble spots and ask questions from there. In the meantime
I’m having lots of fun looking at different colors and matching them up (or
not). It’s like I get to pretend to be a designer for a little while.

I hope everyone else is having fun and I can’t wait to see what everyone is