As of today’s lunch hour, this is how far I’ve gotten with the crochet blanket, started Saturday, February 24th. Sadly, the white isn’t pure white, but a baby yarn that includes blends of pink and blue separated by stretches of white; otherwise it would be a pretty close approximation of the colors of the Irish flag. I’m thinking of switching to a double-crochet stitch once I finish this last stripe of white–I believe I’ve mastered the single crochet, so it’s time to move on to something new.
I’m enjoying crochet so far, but I don’t like how eyes-on it is–with knitting, I can afford to look up much more frequently than I can with the crocheting. Makes it much harder to watch tv while crocheting, which was always one of the plusses to knitting.
And speaking of knitting, this is a picture of a purse that’s waiting to be felted. I started out following a pattern I found online, but I quickly realized I wasn’t going to have enough yarn, so I veered away to something slightly different. No clue how the final product will turn out, but mostly I’m hoping the slightly ruffled edge will look ok.