Am I crazy?
May be - but that doesn't take away from my excitement.
|'tequila sunrise' yarn from Red Heart|
I had cast on using 4 double pointed needles and I remembered oh so clearly why I hate that method. So I thought I'd go 15th century (the true old-skool?) and use 5 double pointed needles. Yea... that's about the same as 4 with just 2 extra needles to jam into your nail bed.
This project of socks excites me because it is a method where you make both socks at the same time, alleviating Second Sock Syndrome (SSS). In addition to preventing SSS, I will have better control of getting the colorways to match up and not have 8 sharp points wiggling around my fingers in a small work space.
I know this blog is about crochet, but I reserve the right to say it's PRIMARILY about crochet *chuckles* I don't anticipate a lot of knitting to be discussed beyond socks.
So to bring it back around to crochet, my second project (or probably the primary, considering I am VERY excited to get this going) is going to be my first true wearable beyond hats and scarves. I have decided to make my beloved a sweater vest for Christmas (or whatever holiday comes right after I finish it because I suck at keeping presents for any given amount of time).
I have chosen a pattern by Drew Emborsky, better known to us as the Crochet Dude. The pattern is simply called "Guy's Vest" (ravelry link). I will be doing it in a darker green using Caron yarn. I am really excited about this one so I can see me plowing through the pattern and having it done in time for me to give it to him on Sunday... this Sunday. *laughing*
This one makes me doubly excited because it is my first wearable and I do love crocheting for the man. I hope he'll love it as much as I love the idea (and the process) of making it for him.
So I ask you, the reader, do you get excited when starting a new project? What was the last big project you were really excited about starting and knew it was "right" to make?