Current WIP count: 4
My parents came to visit last week and, as usual, Mum brought me lots of goodies. One of which was a skein of the utterly to-die-for gorgeous Lion Brand Landscape, in the Apple Orchard colourway.
It’s even more beautiful in real life.
Of course every single other project was dropped immediately so I could play with my new pretty. I’ve been thinking about hats recently (yes, waffle hat, I see you looking at me) so I decided to make one.
The colours are such a feature that I went for a really basic pattern so it wouldn’t take away from them; just your standard double crochet in the round.
But I seem to have caught the fiddle bug and I couldn’t just leave it at that. First of all I tried alternating front and back post to make a kind of ribbing, but I didn’t like that so I frogged it. It needed some kind of transition from the main bit to the ribbing.
I’m tired so I got halfway through a round of front post dc before realising that made the step down on the inside of the hat. I frogged it.
Then I tried a round of back post, but I didn’t like that so I frogged it.
Now I’m having a go at back loop only dc, as a less severe step down to the ribbing part, and we shall see how this goes. At some point soon I’m going to have to make a decision and stick with it because this yarn does not like being frogged. If I don’t go slowly slowly it catches on itself and fuzzes up and just generally won’t play nice.
But I forgive it. I’d forgive a lot worse for these colours.
What’s everyone else working on this week? Got any new beautiful yarn to squee over? Let me know in the comments!