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WIP Wednesday: Crochet Crazy


I think this is a first.

I have only crocheted works in progress at the moment.  I mean, there are a couple of knitting projects that I've left languish for so long that I don't think the word "progress" can be used in any way to describe them.  But in terms of active, I-remember-the-last-time-I-touched-this, working on things "works in progress" I just have crochet.  How about that?!

First up is the Basic Beanie from Crochet Slouchy Beanies and Headwraps.  I don't think I've ever crocheted a hat before, so I wanted something basic.  This pattern name did not lie.  6 rounds of increases and then a whole bunch of double crochet stitches.  It's mindless and repetitive and I like to work on a few rounds before bed.  I started out with a different color, and then decided I wanted something else.  So I started over with a skein of Imperial Yarn that I bought last month and OHMYGOODNESSTHISISPRETTYANDAMAZINGANDWONDERFULANDALSOPRETTYYYYYY!  Sorry to get all squealy, but I really loved the yarn and bought it even though I didn't know what I would do with it (it was on sale.  Of course).   

I'm starting to wonder if it's going to be a bit too roomy, even though I am crocheting the smaller size.   But this is supposed to be quite slouchy.

That being said, this skein is something like 400 yards of peacock-hued glory so I could conceivably finish this hat and move down to an H hook to G hook with enough yarn for another hat.

 I wouldn't even mind making this hat all over again. 

But first I need to get a little farther on the Split Headwrap, also from Crochet Slouchy Beanies and Headwraps.

This is where I was at yesterday:

And this is what I have today!

I'm nearly finished with the first split on the first side, a task which I accomplished with about 30 or 40 minutes of TV-watching. I'm really enjoying this project and I'm oddly excited for the color changes that are coming up on the yarn (Lion Brand Amazing).

And then there's this guy.

This sad little scrubber is probably the same size as when I last wrote about it.  I don't even know why!  With a half dozen more rows and a nice border, I could throw another dishcloth on my gift pile.  I've dipped into it a couple of times in the past week and I want to keep those numbers at a satisfactory level. 

Soon, little dishcloth.  Soon.  At the rate I'm crocheting, I should have some finished objects to show for it any day now.  Yay crochet!

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