Wednesday, June 17, 2015
FO: crochet market bag
I've mentioned this before, but every year when the warmer months roll around, I get the urge to crochet with cotton.
This year, I stumbled upon the Drops Love You V Cotton yarn. It's recycled, which I'm really pleased about, after becoming more aware of the environmental effects of growing cotton. Plus it's lovely to work with and comes in beautiful, rustic neutrals, which is basically my love language.
So I grabbed as much as I could carry and brought it home to make this market bag.
And I love it.
To be honest, my crochet skills are mediocre at best, and though I do enjoy it, I definitely don't have the same drive to improve as I do with knitting. But this was such a fun project- challenging though totally achievable and I know I'll use the finished bag consistently throughout the summer.
Perhaps I'll have to pick up a crochet project now and then during the other months of the year as well.
I've been finishing up quite a few projects recently and I'm trying desperately not to cast on too many more things before I take off for Canada in two weeks. I've got big plans for summer crafting (July and August's projects are going to be rad!) as well as some new designs in the mix that I'm hoping to share soon. But for now I'm mostly finishing off unfinished projects that have been kicking around for too long. It's a tiresome job at times but it's going to feel so good to have a clean slate and empty project bags to bring to Canada with me!
What are your summer projects? Anything exciting planned for the months to come?
Also, this was about 30 seconds before my hair went completely crazy due to the humidity. I tell you...summer in central Germany. Not something I'm used to. I haven't had a good hair day in weeks!