About a year ago, I was convinced that crocheting would become my new knitting. Um, yeah. That didn't happen. But I did eek out a few crocheting projects while I had the gusto. And the first project I decided to do was a rug. Yes, a rug. Which, by the way, is precisely why I've decided that I can no longer make any big craft decisions alone...I need a Craft Coach...you know, like a life coach, to help me stay on track and in reality with my crafting goals. Hmnn...a career possibility here?
My brief interest in crocheting was perfectly timed with Interweave Knits' splurge into crocheting last spring--this rug was in the IK Spring 2004 issue (which I now think of as the cursed issue--since I have the Salt Peanuts Sweater yarn also sitting and waiting for completion):
And here we are a year later:
Yes, a whole year into it. It's actually bigger than it looks--it's almost 28" across, but wow, it's SLOW going on the rounds now, and well, as boring as hell. But I do pick it up from time to time--mostly in between other projects, and I'm sure that someday soon I will finish. I'd like to go to 35" or so, and then felt it slightly. In retrospect I wish I had gone for bolder colors, but I'm a little far in for that kind of thinking. ;)