The first time I used Homespun I had the exact same problem, I couldn't see a singe stitch and it ended up all wonky. I've made a couple more hats with it, and now I don't have any problem finding the stitches, you just kinda have to get used to the way the stitches look, and sometimes it'll take a while to find them and you'll need to stretch it out a bit to find the right hole. Anyways, it should get easier, I love working with Homespun now, so fuzzy and comfy, and it crochets up so fast!
Took my in-progress hat to class the other day to work on. Got asked "what I was knitting" twice, once by a student, and once by a professor. A woman sat down close to me and asked what I was crocheting (to my surprise) then we went on to talk about granny squares, turns out she used to make and sell little crocheted garments for Barbies, heh. Anyways, it's pretty annoying when someone asks what you're knitting when you're clearly using a hook, my sister's fiance actually asked me what the difference was between crochet and knitting. ;P
My sister has been interested in making her own falls for a while now, so I showed her your post. She loved them, and then I told her that a few people suggested using a hand-cranked tube knitter to make them, she went out and bought one that night and has already made her self a set of pink and black ones, hehe. Great idea, thanks!
Wow, those must have taken forever to do. I love the colors of the second one, and the little sheepys look adorable on the first. I bet any child would love to snuggle with a blanket with furry sheep on it. The pansy one is really pretty too, my sister (who's a botanist) would love it, she always complains about anatomically incorrect flowers, and those look exactly like the real thing!
Wow, all those items are amazing, you must have very large amounts of both skill and patience. The doilies are exquisite, and that afghan is so lovely, I can't even start to imagine the time it took to complete something like that. Thanks for sleuthing for the links, I think I may have to make a pair of booties, even though I don't know any babies, they're just too adorable! Great job on everything!