What have I gotten myself into now.
It started with the Purl Bee and their incredibly well-written granny square tutorial. Crocheting hovered in the back of my mind for awhile and I'm not sure why I resisted for so long. Probably because I felt like it'd be traitorous to knitting. But then I kept reading about some crocheted potholder swap and when the pictures started popping up on Flickr and Rav--in all of these fun saturated colors like chartreuse, teal, and cherry-slurpee red; and paired with awesomely retro designs--I couldn't help but want to try it.
It's been 3 days and I've crocheted a 16" square. It's slow-goings (a 16" square in knitting time would take 1 hour at the most) but it's strangly calming and when you mess up, you can frog back as far as you want and you'll always have only have ONE stitch to pick up. HOLY EFFING MOLY.
I'm stashbusting some oldass acrylic baby yarn that I deemed unworthy for this new batch of 2009 babies. And my hook? It's one of those old school ones without that comfortgrip handle so I had to engineer my own with rubberbands.
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