I will confess, whether this pattern is particularly easy, or I’m a quicker with crochet than I thought, this bag which is two months worth of kits took me a grand total of three days to crochet. Not even particularly dedicated days, and I did put in an extra repeat of the mesh. I would have done another but I was not certain I would have enough extra yarn. The pattern is a ton of fun to crochet, the cotton/linen blend makes for a lovely, yet crisp, crochet. Since I spent the month of April trying to knit a pi shawl, I love it, and crocheting shower poufs I did not get a chance to indulge in my Jimmy Beans Wool Boxes of the month. By the time this is posted I will be back from my vacation and will have some to post about that (I hope) so I should be able to work on knitting the shawl that is this quarter’s knitting club. I have a couple of other kits that I have purchased recently and while I look forward to working with them, they will have to wait until I get back from vacation.
As to why I bought the kits, I am a plus sized woman. As a plus sized woman, with lovely taste in yarn, purchasing a sweater’s quantity of yarn is quite expensive. In fact, most sweater’s worth of yarn would run me a conservative 120+. This is why when I find a kit that promises a sweater’s worth of yarn, in my size, with a pattern I like for under 75 I tend to seriously contemplate purchasing them. If you throw in a coupon or a KAL or CAL then I will usually see if I can fit it in my budget. This is why I have a shawl that I really need to start crocheting on for my CAL as well as three other sweaters I need to work on. One of the sweaters, I suppose it really is a cardigan, is of the same construction as the shawl so once I have that pattern mastered I will feel comfortable starting on the cardigan. I am very excited.
In the next post I will be discussing my trip as well as any crafting I managed during the trip. Until then remember to live life A Little More Abstract.