I received my Stylecraft DK yarn from the UK yesterday, so (of course) I started a crochet project. I’m going to do the Persian Tiles afghan by Janie Crow, which I’ve been wanting to do for aaaaaages. 8ply, with 3.5mm, 4mm and 4.5mm hooks. The blocks have a heap of colour changes in them so they’re a bit time consuming, but the end result makes it all worth it. Note that I’m using different colours to the original pattern which is in blues and oranges.
I’ve been enjoying my knitting so much over the last couple of weeks that it’s been REALLY hard to get back into uni study! I’m proud of myself though since I haven’t started a new project for a while, opting to instead work on WIPs already on the needles. Despite having some really lovely yarn all balled up and ready to work with, I’ve been a very good girl and haven’t touched it. Yet. Of course the whole ‘no new projects’ thing will change in the next week or so when I get my yarn delivery from the UK. I’ve bought some Stylecraft DK to do the Persian Tiles crochet blanket pattern by Janie Crow. All of you lovely knitters/crocheters living in Australia will know that our local supply of acrylic yarns is severely lacking, so I’ve bought this stylecraft to see whether it’s any better than the crappy Spotlight acrylic we can get here. Seriously though, that’s not a big ask.
My latest WIP progress has been on my rainbow wrap! I put it down at the halfway point because I was a little depressed about the amount of work I’d already put into it, only to be half done! After completing the cedar leaf shawl and my sock (yeah, I haven’t done the second sock to that either, I have some serious second sock syndrome going on) I felt a bit better about continuing on, and I’m very glad I did. I’m really enjoying working with that yarn again.
I’ve just told my workmate/friend/boss that I’d make her a cedar leaf shawl, so I guess that project will fit in somewhere between the rainbow wrap and the persian tiles blanket. I already have the yarn for that – a lovely golden autumn shade of Cascade 220 Heather. Yummy. I’m wearing mine today for the very first time, and I’m so in love with its colour and drape. Lorna’s Laces yarn might be pricey but Oh. Em. Gee. So lovely.