I’m suffering from my first severe bout with Startitis. I can’t seem to be satisfied with just one WIP. Every time I come into my craft room I see another skein of yarn and I think, “Oh! I can’t wait to make that!” and I pick it up and cast on. I currently have 7 WIPs. That seems like a lot for me. But it’s not bothering me too much so I’m going to roll with it for now.
I did finally get past my paralyzing bag choice. In my stash perusal, I found some hot pink Cascade Ultra Pima Cotton already wound, and it called my name big time. I only had one skein, so it’s going to be a small fat bag. It’s a DK yarn, not the Aran the pattern calls for, so I’m using a smaller hook and I know the bag will be a mini-bag. It will be perfect. I’m about halfway through the body of the bag right now.
This picture doesn’t even accurately represent the gorgeous color of the yarn. The actual yarn is an even deeper, richer pink. And I can’t wait to finish it because I already know it will have black accents: I’m going to get some black handles, maybe email Junie Balloonie to make me a small black accent flower, and the lining will be this scarf:
But I had to take a break from that because a friend of mine asked for some hats for her girls. She has two gorgeous little girls who have American Girl dolls, and they all need some hats. So yesterday I started crocheting some cowboy hats for the dolls. They work up quickly, and they’re cute as can be. My only struggle is shaping them. And then, I have no idea how to get them to hold their shape. Any suggestions? I’m using acrylic yarn.
After months of knitting, it would appear I’m on a crochet binge, and I like it! I love having something to switch to: it keeps my brain interested and it gives my hands and wrists a different way to move. Crochet seems to tire my wrists more quickly than knitting, so I’m sure I’ll need a break from it as soon as I’m done with this bag and the rest of the hats. Keep an eye on the blog; I’ll be posting more hats soon!