Well, I had one heck of a time trying to work on my Emerald Isle Cabled Sweater this weekend. I got so frustrated by row 3 that I gave up and admitted that my skill level with crochet isn't there just yet. Plus, my mind isn't in the right place to focus on such a commitment when I have other things I should be doing, like organizing my home. So, I scoured Ravelry for a pattern that was still crochet and would pose a challenge to me like the cables, but something I could handle. I set the filters to show me crocheted, fingering weight, single color projects. And I fell in love with a crocheted dress as soon as I saw it. It's called Piper Pocket Dress by Tinderbox.
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Substitution, not quitting
I couldn't wait to get started on it, but first I created a presentation book of the pattern. I love how she has it broken down into steps that are in small boxes that read left to right instead of just written out in lines down a page. So far I'm only on row 9, but I've reviewed the entire pattern and there aren't really any hard parts. The challenge with this one is to crochet such a high volume of material with a size 2.75mm hook and fingering weight yarn. But it's mainly half double crochet, which I find to be soothing to work. The smaller gauge does make it a lights-on project, otherwise I can't see the stitches I'm working into and it's more difficult to find them by touch in the dark.