The crocheting has become obsessive. The good news? It is relatively quick which means I actually can finish a project before I get bored. There have been loads of hats, booties animals and little booties being made. Luckily, the last four months have been chock-full of friends and families having babies so everything is finding a good home.
I did feel like I was near getting in a rut so I decided to try something new. A market bag!
About 5 dc in, I suspected I would never use it, but thought it was still cute. About 6 rows in (of about 35) I knew I was going to go bonkers with the repetition, but I also knew I would be done that night and could suffer through.
The yarn is Sugar 'n Cream in the Lime Stripes colorway. I am a sucker for this yarn--it is inexpensive and I can buy it locally. This is my first time using the stripes--admittedly, it is more appropriate for a more "solid" project like a scarf--and I think that next time I will look for one that uses completely different colors so it doesn't seen like plain-old variegated yarn. But I was pretty excited that each color was equal to one round. Good planning on my part (as if)! Before I stretched it a bit, it was all curly and looked like a pile of lettuce.
In case you are curious, I started with this pattern. But then when I got to round 6 I did not read carefully and just repeated round 5 about 18 times or so, after which I realized my mistake and just decided to wing it from there!