I’ve been taking a bit of a break break from any crafts recently. Partly because of work, and partly because I’ve been busy planning the trip to Poland around Easter, buying and setting up the new working area for me in the apartment (finally! no more working at the kitchen table, yay!) and generally trying to figure out the plan for the rest of the year. Some things are still not certain, like my boyfriend’s employment once his current contract is over, so it’s a bit of transition time for us, which has been keeping my attention away from my hooks or needles. The only crafty thing I made is a pair of gloves for Mum – crochet this time.
And yes, Drops pattern again – and Drops yarn too! I used for these gloves 1.5 skein of Drops Baby Alpaca Silk, which is just amazingly soft and smooth. Real joy to work with!
I’d tried to work with this pattern once in the past and failed miserably, creating some kind of monster-sized gloves instead of the attempted size L. So this time I didn’t follow the pattern exactly, but kept trying the gloves on and amending the number of stitches along the work. Luckily, my Mum and me wear almost the same size, so I could work this way.
It was a quick project and even though crocheting gloves can seem a little fiddly, it was actually simple too. Working in double crochet (fingers) and treble crochet (the rest of the glove) is super fast, and the fan pattern makes it more interesting. Also, I have no clue why the thumbs look so different on the photo above, as in fact they are the same size!
I think my next project is going to be crochet again, although I’m not 100% sure yet. It’s just funny how simple and fast crochet is after a few knitting projects. I wonder if I’ll ever feel this way about knitting too? 🙂