I started crocheting when I was recovering from chemo and to say it’s become an obsession would be the hugest understatement of the year.

I adore it. (And I have the huge pattern stash and pile of yarn to prove it. I’m on Ravelry as smudgeddesign if you’d like to connect there.)

Thought I’d do some yapping about the yarny goodness of my crochet world. Show you what I’m working on. Talk a bit about new-to-me yarn I’ve discovered. All that good stuff. Here goes.

My latest finished object is the Monday Morning Shawl from Little Monkey Designs. I was attracted to it because of the squishy texture. And I was pleasantly surprised to find that the stitch pattern is easily memorized. It’s a nice unwinding-in-the-evening-watching-tv kind of project. It’s also a great beginner project if you are new to crochet.

I strayed a bit from the color scheme. Here is the one I made.

 

 

I used a 4mm hook and the yarn I used is Sheepjes Colour Crafter. I buy it from a supplier in the UK, Wool Warehouse.

 

I’m really in love with this yarn. It’s soooooo soft and the colors are saturated. I’ll be able to comment on how well it wears in a little while. This shawl is rather large and I’ve been taking it to the office and laying it across my lap when I get chilly. It’s pretty big. 

I’ve not done a project before where every other stitch is a different color so that’s a new skill I can say I have. I tend to choose projects that can be easily memorized and contain stitches or techniques I haven’t done before. Which it’s clear to me that this is a huge world and I have plenty of material to choose from.

I’m looking for a local group (southeast Michigan) that meets on a weekend day. If you know of one, let me know!  What’s on your hook (or needles)?