I always have a few (dozen) works-in-progress, but too many times they get stalled out and there is no progress to report.
However, being in Arizona — rather, any traveling — lends itself to crocheting as I’ve talked about a few times before, so now I’m working on a new Tunisian crochet project!
Becca had expressed a wish to have some large-project Tunisian crochet hooks — they have cables on the ends like cable knitting needles. The hook you see here is double-ended and the hooks swivel on the cables — you could do anything Tunisian-y with these!
After doing some birthday shopping for her, I was ready to try some new Tunisian crochet combination stitches and I knew she already had the perfect book to choose from. We both love the book (pictured below) Tunisian Crochet by Sharon Silverman.
Sam and I visited Debbie Macomber’s A Good Yarn Shop in Port Orchard, WA a few weeks ago. (If you love yarn and women’s fiction, but haven’t read any of her books, you should get on that! ) I saw this huge ball of colorful yarn and had to have it. I wish it wasn’t acrylic, but that’s turning out to be a good thing after all for the project I have planned.
What project? You’ll have to wait. I’ll just say it also involves an old pair of blue jeans. I am working Honeycomb stitch, and the yarn is really fun in this stitch! Each ply is variegated in its own way. It makes for fascinating stripe action as you stitch. The honeycomb-ish lattice that floats above the bulk of the stitches stands out strikingly.
I have done a bit more work on the Arizona Squares embroidery project. “A bit” may be stretching it :)
I’ve also been doing a lot of other embroidery, but that will wait for another day.
What WIP have you made progress on this week? Link or comment below!