To kick off this month-long crochet party, I chose one of my projects that might take the most time. I gave myself a headstart this weekend and plan to carry it through next weekend as well.
I've been having a little fun with some Shibui Sock color 3001 and some Yarntini Merino Sock.
It started with the pairing hand-dyed yarns experiment we were doing for Wanda Nell back in 2011, but I had to stop after four sets. I almost managed to double my efforts with these seven sets. Think I can double that before the week is out? We'll see!
A set is two of these flower motifs, the Scalloped Circle, from the updated Harmony Guides Crochet Stitch Motifs by Interweave Press, and one joining 8-point motif, which I concocted. As you can see I am alternating colors and doing all the little filler motifs in the Yarntini Chocolate Cream. I am joining as I go and working in ends as I go as well. Less headache!
Don't ask me what it will be. Right now it's just a fabric and I love it.
I had planned today's post to be a short snack, but then look what I found at the library.
Dora Ohrenstein's wonderful Custom Crocheted Sweaters.
Now I have to have one of my own because there is so much to learn here.
And so many pretty sweaters to crochet! Here are my favorites in the book:
The Fiji Cardi
This one is made with Mini Mochi with size D hook, so any fingering weight yarn would work.
The Eleganza Raglan
I love a raglan, and this one is made with DK weight cotton/tencel yarn and size F hook.
Imagine how soft and comfy it would be!
The Double Trouble Shell
This one could be worked in any superfine fingering weight, as it calls for a size C hook.
I am now Dora's newest fan.
I'll be back with more crochet a little later in the week, and I'll have some knitting to show you on Wednesday, as well.
See you soon!