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When I've crocheted with yarn I've gotten to the point that I don't need to look at, I can do it while watching tv or a

movie. Maybe I look down every few rows or so. Has anybody gotten to where they can do that with thread?

I have some eye problems, they don't cross very well. I've worked down to a 20 thread & feel it straining my eyes. Idk if I should stop there or if i could get to the point I don't have to constantly watch every stitch.

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I can almost work thread without looking frequently. This happens most often when i do filet work. I have trouble when working doilies but that is because i make fairly intricate patterns. Of course i really prefer thread to yarn and for most of my crochet life i have done thread work

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Nah, I pretty much have to look at my work. And, working with lighter color thread. Boring, I know, but dark colors just disappear for me.

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So far, I still have to look at the thread, as I've only done a few pieces. I would like to improve with practice.

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It depends on what I'm doing.

I'm making earrings by the dozen at the moment, and yesterday I found I made the first row without looking. I was actually amazed, as it's #80 thread.

 

With lace #10 thread I only look down now and then.

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Nah, I pretty much have to look at my work. And, working with lighter color thread. Boring, I know, but dark colors just disappear for me.

 

The darker colors disappear for me too, I have to use reading glasses to see the WIP. I just got new glasses but still have to use the reading glasses for darker colors.

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Depends on what I am working one. If it repetitious my hook can fly without more than an occasionial glance. If it is varied or intricate then I need to pay more attention. I normally make intricate patterns though as that is what I love best. It doesn't seem to matter what size thread or what color for me.

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So it possible! Wow flia: #80 mustve took a lot of practice

 

It sure has ;)

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What made you decide to work down to 80? I'm

working on earrings too. I don't have a pattern though so I'm winging it :) I've got a base row that I like now! Does 80 look much different than 20 or 30 on earrings????

Today I bought some aunt lydia's bamboo thread. It's soooo soft , I couldn't believe it & just had to buy it for the softness. I hope they start making some more colors

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I made the earrings with sewing thread originally. Here in Sweden we don't have the same way to classify thread and yarn. So I had to buy different sizes thread in order to be able to sell the pattern to the US and other countries.

 

Personally I like the thin threads and the fine look they make. Of course it's more difficult to do, but to me it's the final look that matters.

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That's what I'm doing now-testing different threads. It's a real challenge. It seems everytime I go down a size I like the delicateness of it even more!

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I love the finer threads. The finest I ever used was a size 150 thread. Once upon a time they actually made crochet thread that small. I did a collar and cuff set in filet with that thread. Size 100 is the smallest you can get now. I have used that for several projects. I love the feel of the fabric created with the finer threads.

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I love the finer threads. The finest I ever used was a size 150 thread. Once upon a time they actually made crochet thread that small. I did a collar and cuff set in filet with that thread. Size 100 is the smallest you can get now. I have used that for several projects. I love the feel of the fabric created with the finer threads.

 

Oh My Goodness, I must be blind!! I have trouble seeing well enough to use #10 thread!!

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On the finer threads I have to use a magnifier lamp. It just got to hard on my eyes. It is so nice to be able to see every stitch clearly with the daylight lamp.

 

Marcia

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It depends on what I'm doing.

I'm making earrings by the dozen at the moment, and yesterday I found I made the first row without looking. I was actually amazed, as it's #80 thread.

 

With lace #10 thread I only look down now and then.

 

#80??? Wow. For a yarnie like me, that's like flying to the moon.

 

And how great you can make filigree with thread. At a bead show yesterday, there was a seller with lovely filigree jewelry findings, and though I went back about six times, I couldn't get near the stuff for the mob. It was far and away the most popular booth at the show. The one time I did get to the counter, I got shoved aside by another customer, so I never did get to buy any of the lovely filigree butterflies, flowers, etc.

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On the finer threads I have to use a magnifier lamp. It just got to hard on my eyes. It is so nice to be able to see every stitch clearly with the daylight lamp.

 

Marcia

 

When I become rich.... :lol

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With thread I definitely have to look, but with yarn I can kind of feel my way across a row if it's just basic single crochet. I keep my easy washcloth patterns for when I'm biking and watching tv at the same time hehe

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It depends what I am making, if the pattern that I work is really complicated and needs attn. I have to look what I am doing, if not, I go without looking especially repeat stiches, sometimes even I watch, I find some error at the end of the next round :( and have to go back!

 

Demet

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Today I bought some aunt lydia's bamboo thread. It's soooo soft , I couldn't believe it & just had to buy it for the softness. I hope they start making some more colors

 

I just LOOOVE how soft that bamboo thread is! I know I've heard some people say that it isn't super great for doilies b/c it is so soft...But I have dreams of using bamboo for a thread christening gown! mmmm (just need to get enough miles of thread in one dye-lot, and then narrow down my choice from 2 patterns to one :lol) It first came out in white and natural. I was thrilled to see more colors at my JoAnns (and I was sad when Hobby Lobby (here at least) stopped carrying it at all)...my fave shades too, of the pink and sprucy green...mmmm

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Most every project I have to glance at. But repetitive ones don't require the same focus, so unless it's a favorite movie (then my hook will stop anyway), I can crochet and watch tv.

 

I've worked down to a 20 and a 30 thread. I also love the delicate look. Those butterfly earrings I posted were with an ancient (partial) ball found at a thrift store. It says size 30, and it was happy on my 1.25mm hook, but it doesn't look much thinner than my #20 thread that is sitting here waiting to be used.

 

I've occasionally done some crocheting with sewing thread. one time it was a thick sewing thread (have NO idea what it would translate to) and years ago I tried a painted doily, with the multiple spools of thread (3 strands together)...that was pretty thin yet. My challenge was hanging onto the tiny project, especially at the start!

I haven't used #30 very often...need more colors in 20 and 30 in my house ;) But I love the delicate look it achieves!

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