They're like M&Ms or peanuts - one is never enough. I've been making granny squares - the good old fashioned favourites and they are so addictive.
While on the granny square 'kick' I made these two for my Australiacrochet partner in the June round of the 2 x 7" square exchange. Her colour choices are orange, lemon and pink so I hope these will be ok.
The girls who work with my daughter are asking if I'll be making the fingerless gloves again this year so I've been fiddling around a bit with a pattern which I think I'm now happy with. Instead of crochet cuffs (working into the back loops of sc) I wondered how knitted 1x1 rib would look with the rest crocheted. I'm halfway through the second glove so will be able to show you a picture maybe tomorrow.
Other than grannies and gloves, I'm still working on the toddler's Tunisian jacket plus a few other UFOs. From reading other people's blogs, I take comfort in knowing I'm not the only one who stumbles across an interesting pattern, prints it out for future use but can't wait to get started so runs off to the stash to grab some yarn and starts it straight away. Are you like that too?
Just a 'heads up' for Aussie crocheters who are hooked on hooks. KnitPro have available a soft-touch hook which is VERY similar to the gorgeous Etimo hooks that have been my all time favourite and will probably remain so. However, the Etimo hooks are not available in Australia and to buy the set from overseas is rather expensive when you factor in the postage cost. I bought some of the KnitPro hooks to give them a try and am very pleased with them. At just $3.50 (Aus) a hook, how can you go wrong? If you'd like to know where I bought mine, leave me a comment and I'll get back to you.