I made this bag for a swap with a sister who sews. It is crocheted with KnitPicks Brava Worsted yarn which is 100% acrylic. Most of the time, I hate working with acrylic but Brava is a *nice* acrylic to use. It didn't feel like I was exfoliating my hands when I was crocheting. The pattern I used for the bag was the GoLightly Tote Pattern. I ordered two skeins of each color yarn I used in the bag and had enough left over to make the little matching purse (which I crocheted freestyle). I loved how this project turned out and look forward to making this pattern again. In return, I received a stack of cloth wipes for the baby as well as the sweetest little diaper (not pictured).
Declan's Hat. I made it using KnitPicks Wool of the Andes in Fairy Tale. The cables were a bit of a beast--too much to keep track of and unwieldy but I think it came out okay. It was initially intended for a baby but it's so big it fits me. I ordered more of the same wool from KnitPicks to make the following projects:
I just wanted to finish up the yarn from the previous project so I decided to crochet this kerchief. The pattern is Amita Shawl. It’s not a full-size shawl but it’s large enough to wear as a shawlette or as a scarf. I’m thinking of some cute way to hold it in place when it’s being used as a shawlette.