I know, I do not need more yarn. I have mom’s stash to get through, I have yarn that I have spun, I have more yarn than I know what to do with. However when this yarn went on sale for $3 per 400+ yard hank, I was a goner. I picked up to of the same color and wound one into a center pull ball already. I was thinking about patterns, most people think that one is enough for a min-shawl and anything of a substantial size requires four. Since I hate mini-shawls, and do not have four, I started crocheting a half-granny shawl. I know, my standard pattern, but it is just beautiful!
I have barely started and it is already 12 inches across and 7 inches long. I am certain that if I were to stretch this during blocking it would get considerably larger. I have a row of double crochet lattice work before the yellow starts turning orange, I am going to try and free-style several different motifs into this pattern. The hook that I am using, shown, is a 3.0mm hook.
I have several other patterns and projects I am thinking about, along with a couple of other purchases from this huge sale of knit-picks products. The more I work on crafting the more I realize that at present my go-to crafts are spinning and crochet. I hope to up my weaving, knitting, and felting game in the next few years but at present these are my comfort crafts. I wonder if crocheting a good pair of socks would get me over my troubles with the idea of knitting a pair, or should I just keep swatching for these knitted socks? Oh, these crafting dilemmas.