Cascade 220, take me away
I'm loving this one so far, especially now that I'm onto the 2 by 2 ribbing on the bottom. I was going to try it on and take a pic, but it just looked silly. So here she is, spread out on the mint green chair that my neighbors left behind in Connecticut. What a find!
I have to decide on buttons, and fast, because I don't want to be left high and dry when the time comes for the button band. But as much as I'm enjoying Forecast, I have what I can only describe as a fiber crush on another project. I keep imagining how cute it will be! And this might offend some of you, but it's, gulp, crochet. Let me introduce you to the Prepster Jacket from "The Happy Hooker."
Basically, I'm a blazer addict. If you're going to have a vice, I suppose it's not the worst one out there. But it's distracting. I ogle blazers all day. I own them in numerous shades, but I'm always sort of coveting a new color. But a blazer made of YARN? It's like the blazer of my dreams. The only thing better would be a blazer made of cheese or maybe lemon frosting.
I found an already finished Prepster over at craftster, and it's fantastic. Can you believe that's Red Heart? And adding to its awesomeness is that the crocheter is a guy. I don't mean to uphold gender stereotypes, but let's be honest here -- there aren't a lot of guys out there crocheting, let alone finishing patterns from Debbie Stoller's newest book in record time.
Before I embark on that, I need to buy myself some tinier needles because I'm itching to knit some sock. With what yarn, you ask? Well, my new yarn from Sundara aka Purly Whites. It's called Trompe L'oeil and just beyond yummy -- now what pattern do you think this calls out for?