While I don’t always feel the crochet love from the knitting community I definitely have it! Every so often I get really enthusiastic about crochet. I mean REALLY enthusiastic. I long to cast on many large projects and even while I am working a foundation chain I dream of the stunning finished product, looking grandmotherly and chic all at the same time. I would say that grandmotherly-ness is the number one complaint about crochet that I hear but I beg to differ. There is nothing better than taking something classic or retro and putting a great new and modern spin on it. Choose luxurious fibers or funky colour combinations and your work of art will definitely come out looking stylish.
At UY all the lovely ladies (OK at least most of the lovely ladies) myself included are working on the crocheted blanket to end all crocheted blankets: the pattern is the Seeing Stars Blanket from Spud and Chloe and we are knitting an extra large version to put on display. Kynna, Ann, and I had such fun diving through rainbow of Sweater to come up with all different colour combinations. That’s really the fun of knitting all those little squarish pieces, changing your colour combinations every 4 or 5 squares. The crochet isn’t too difficult and the end result is spectacular so pick up some Sweater and start a Stars blanket of your own!