I don’t actually get to work on crochet much since I usually have a ton of other projects going. Lately those projects have been giving me no love and making me feel scattered. I’ve turned to crochet to give me something different to do. I have a long suffering project from Happy Hooker. It’s the project “Short and Sweet”.
Unfortunately I think I’ll need to frog it. The way the sizing is, I fit somewhere in between. I can’t really fake it because the motifs are huge. I’m going to frog this and find a different yarn with a different gauge so I can make the top fit better.
With that project out, I picked up all my crochet books and finally my IK Crochet from this past fall. I found just the project that I needed to do. The Mesh Peplum Cardi Blouse. I went to the stash for the right yarn. I think what I like about crochet the most is that I’m happy using cotton in crochet where I’m not in knitting. I can have a good spring cardi if I crochet it in cotton.
I didn’t let the Peplum bother me on this sweater. I guarantee it won’t have one unless I miraculously become a stick like the model. Right, so this sweater will have no peplum. I think crochet is even easier to modify than knitting. But not doing a peplum is really easy, I just keep crocheting straight. Right now I’m only through 1/3rd of the collar. My hands started to hurt with the hook I was using. I used this as an excuse to get some nice hand made ones from Etsy.
The hooks came in and as a test, I crocheted a little square the other night for Elisa‘s Dad.
You can see one of the new hooks too. They really do help keep me from having hand aches. I plan to buy more. If any of you crocheters out there have another good source for hooks, let me know.