It is my own fault, really. In the last post, I asked for suggestions related to my next project. Something to start just as soon as the new cotton v-neck shell was drying into my size. Why, oh why did I ask?
First to offer guidance was daughter #2. It seems that she is searching for a new summer purse and really wants something "custom and individualized." Color me wimpy mom. I crumbled like feta cheese and even took her to the LYS to select her custom colorway.
My brain is now occupied. There is a goal.
Notice that two colors are required. One might immediately correctly surmise that the purse of the moment has stripes. Very simple two row pattern.
In order to make a sturdy hard working purse-worthy fabric, the entire piece is worked with two strands.
And a big hook.
There will be no felting which is what is hinted at by double strands and a larger hook size. Something felted is what #2 daughter suggested. But as the production artist, I am offended by felted wool in the summer. You, of course, are allowed your own opinion.
Two strands plus a big hook equals fast progress.
Repetitive repetition might be boring if not for the dimensionality resulting from the post stitches.
I know. I know. I have previously waxed poetic about crochet and post stitches. What can I say but that I know what I like and I like what I know.
More to come....especially the panic over running out of color #2 as there was not quite enough at the store to coincide with the amount requested in the pattern.
And you should know that another "friend" offered up the opportunity to make a little summer wearable. Because of swatching for that and working on the purse, I still have not finished MY project.
Why did I ask?