Hello, friends! Finally checking in (yes, I really am still here) with a couple crochet projects I’m working on. I have two going at the moment — one is pretty mindless and can be done anywhere, and the other takes a little more focus, but is one that I am just loving! Shall we take a look?
First up — my granny cocoon shrug. I pinned this pattern quite some time ago, but never really got around to starting one for some reason. A few weeks ago, I hit a fantastic yarn sale and decided to purchase enough navy yarn for this project. Originally, I wanted to use the Painted Canyon yarn from Hobby Lobby, but it always seems to be out of stock. I don’t have a navy sweater and thought it would be a great basic color to have.
So round and round I go making this large granny square, and then I will seam up the sides to create the armholes once it’s big enough. I like to work on this while watching TV or bring it along when I have to wait anywhere (brought it to the shop when I got my oil changed this morning, for example).
But the more interesting project is the Atlanticus blanket! I decided to join in the CAL (crochet along) — something I’ve never done — and it’s been such a joy working on this project. It is challenging enough to be very interesting, but it’s not frustrating. I’m just taking my time, counting my stitches, and loving how it all is coming together. A crochet break is definitely a must on most days!
I’m just using stash yarn for this, so I will go until I run out I guess! Funny thing is… I just realized how the blanket matches my hook case! How funny is that?
I’m currently up to round 20. I can’t say it’s a difficult pattern even though it looks complex. You do have to pay attention to your stitches, obviously, but it is just so fun to work on.
It’s definitely been a while since I’ve been so hooked on a pattern (no pun intented! OK, well maybe a little bit intended). I just can’t wait to see how it all comes together!