So I've finally caught up on my lost sleep from last weekend, and have found the time to photograph my WIPs and put together an update for you all!
It's already becoming very clear to me that I will race through the crochet part of my list, and the knitting side will be left behind. Good job I've got a year to finish it all. Having finished my Sweet Pea Shawl last week, I had initially planned to keep focused on my Easy Lace Stole.
Don't get me wrong, it's going fairly well. Considering how little time I've devoted to it, I think I'm making good progress! But the ball of yarn doesn't look like it's got any smaller, and I feel like this will go on for EVER. I am tempted to order the yarn and cast on my second knitting project, as it's much smaller so will be a lot quicker. I do have some discount vouchers for Deramores which run out on 31st July, so I ought to do another order soon anyway.
I'm sure you've noticed, I have funky new knitting stitch markers too. I was getting fed up with using scraps of pink and purple sock yarn, so bit the bullet and ordered a load of markers from eBay. I found someone having a clearance sale, and got 8 random bags of 5 markers for £4.
With nothing interesting on the hook (aside from my two long-standing non-YoP WIPs) I decided to go ahead and start working on my second crochet project from the list.
It's the Crochet Lacy Wrap by Moda Dea. I am using James C Brett Marble Chunky in a rather strange brown-orange-green colourway.
I started it on Friday evening, and instantly hit a snag. The yarn is incredibly soft and squishy, but in order to work it I had to use my plastic 10mm hook. Now I know why so many of the anti-acrylic brigade complain about squeakiness. It's not so bad now I'm past the first row, working into the foundation chain, but even so.
I was also rather dubious about my colour choice when I first started, but now I'm over halfway through I can see how it is coming together.
It's difficult to get the colour to look right in the photo, it is slightly more orange than this. But if I use the flash, it comes out looking ORANGE which isn't right either!
I'm almost done with it, it's such a quick project. That'll be the bulky yarn and massive crochet hook then!
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