The Crochet Shrug is moving aong very very quickly. If I wasn't lengthning it, I would be way past the V neck shaping.
I have to admit that while I love doing crochet, I find it really hard to find patterns that I like done in crochet. I'm very picky. One of the keys is the weight of the yarn. The heavier weight yarns look like afghans when crocheted. I was thrilled to find a handful of crochet patterns at Dreamweaver Yarns that I love.
I'm in search of yarn to make this right now:
The pattern calls for Rowan's Wool/Cotton and Kidsilk Haze work together. I know I'll have problems with the Kidsilk, I would prefer a cotton. I did try Elann's Sonata (a perfect crochet yarn), but my gauge is way off so I either have to make a different size (a serious consideration) with current gauge or find an other yarn. I'm leaning towards just changing the pattern.
So no knitting for a few days, and I ended up not sewing totes yesterday. I did check the Because I Love You Sweater on Matt last night and I was right.. the armholes aren't deep enough. While a woman's size works well with Matt, I have to remember that he needs deeper armholes than most women. So I'll frog off what I got done and start again. I may even do them traditionally: casting on the cuff and working up. Might be easier in the long run.
Off to do some crafting! Lot's to do... and a little of everything planned for today!