Now that the weather has turned cooler, I’m firing up my size S crochet hook and designing double chunky projects for fall. These pillows were crocheted with two strands of super chunky yarn – thus double chunky. I made a simple envelope out of fleece and sewed them to the crocheted tops. I already have Christmas present requests so more of these are in the works.
In other news, I’m going to an alpaca farm to demonstrate crochet at the end of the month and am pretty excited about it. There are also going to be knitters and spinners there so I’m going to find out about getting some double chunky yarn hand spun. Two strands of super chunky crocheted together don’t look the same as one double chunky strand. There isn’t really even a term for what I want, which is like two #6 strands thick.
And, I’ve been reading “Rules of Civility” by Amor Towles for our little book club. It was quite a good read with interesting characters and insights into human nature. Even though Towles is a man, he writes the main character’s voice (a woman) very convincingly, because he doesn’t try to write as a woman, he writes as a person. There is no pat happy ending but everything is wrapped together and comes full circle in the end. Quite satisfying.