I’ve been doing a lot more actual crocheting of late – which is nice. That’s what I like to do, but it can get shoved to the side with all of the pattern-writing, and web design, and yarn buying, and sweater recycling…all of that stuff is good, but all of those things are for the crocheting. So it’s nice to be doing more of that. Here’s another pair of mittens:
And I’m delighted with them. The first and second pair work, but I wasn’t perfectly happy with them. With this third pair, I’ve gotten it right! Woohoo! So pretty, wonderfully shaped. Now I don’t need to keep tweaking it, I can just crank ’em out. I plan to do many different color combinations and patterns to keep it interesting.
I’ve also worked up some plush hangers. It’s realy fast and easy; I basically just made a chain stitch around some plastic hangers with a really bulky yarn. Red Heart Light and Lofty, I think. I went all IK on the photography and stuck them on a chair:
Sadly, this sort of shot doesn’t really let you see what it looks like. (Here’s a clearer shot.)
I’m going to make one or two more. I like them. I do wish I had some nice, wide pink ribbon, though, to make some bows on them. I don’t have any ribbon to speak of. I keep running into projects that would benefit from some, but I make do without, and then whenever I wander into the ribbon aisle I can’t think what I need it for. I do like ribbon, though. It’s pretty.