Remember when I finished the Market Squares Entrelac Bag and wondered what's next? That'll teach me to make jokes! First I finshed these:
They are the Granddaughter Socks, a wonderful mix of crocheted granny squares to form the cuff, with a traditional knitted sock foot. I took Amanda's class at River Knits because I thought these socks where just so darn cute. (Nevermind that my youngest daughter thinks they are "kind of ugly and made with clashy colors. I'm not that easily deterred by a 9 year old with a strong fashion sense.)
Having a little success with something that had previously been mostly unknown, I was suddenly aware of the world of possibilities out there. All these things that could be done with yarn that I didn't really know about! I grabbed a copy of Two Hundred Crochet Blocks and some leftover sock yarn and you can see where that led.
I guess it falls under the "give and inch; take a mile" heading. Little socks & squares weren't enough. I had to jump into a whole garment.
This halter top is more appreciated by little Miss Clashy Colors and while in progress it has become a project intended for her. It gave me a fun excuse to try the new Fine Merino from Cestari and I think I'm really going to like this yarn. (Just wait 'til I try KNITTING with it!) If you look closely you'll see some mistakes; in fact quite a few of them. But I've learned a LOT in this project and think that now I probably know enough to be dangerous.
The pipe dream project that I'm working up to is this one from Interweave Crochet, Fall '06, the Josephine Pullover.It has a knitted bodice with crocheted sleeves & body. I THINK I might be ready to for this one sometime soon....