For this week’s WIP I offer you something crocheted! I do tend to neglect my crochet ambitions in favor of my knitting, but this project is just too much fun.
Sometimes I get a little frustrated with patterned crochet because I need to be constantly referring to the instructions for what to do next. In my line of work (and at home!), I need to be able to memorize things and pick up/put down my work quickly without getting confused. This pattern is perfect!!!! Not only is it well written, (I know, I’m Celeste-biased, but it just IS) it is the kind of pattern that you can settle into and repeat over and over after just a little bit of work. It looks a lot harder than it really is and is a wonderful way to practice your crocheted cables.
I am using a crochet hook from my Knitter’s Pride Dreamz set that I bought and I have to say, it is definitely making me happy. I am usually a “Susan Bates” style hook person, and this is a “Boye” style hook, so I had to get used to it at first. These hooks are smooth without being too slippery, just the right length, and have a nice “point” for getting into the stitches. Since there are no grooves or grips, they would be suitable for short rows of Tunisian crochet also.
So far, I’m having a lot of fun! There are a lot of nice finished projects made from this pattern on Ravelry. Go check them out!