Crochet inspirations

Maybe it’s because I’ve just received another big shipment of Vinni’s gorgeous yarns (so if you’re planning a sweater project, now’s the time to stock up), but the latest Interweave Crochet seems to be jam packed with designs that would be *fabulous* in her yummy bamboos and cottons. Four designs that I’d actually love to make – I think that makes it my favourite IC issue yet! Here’s what I’m dreaming of…
The Summer Petals cardigan is pretty, but in drapey, beautiful Serina it would have added fluidity. I picture it with a contrast trim to add definition, and maybe fastened with Gry clasps. Perhaps two shades of grey? Elegant!
I love the effect of the Aragon tunic – though to suit my figure I’d need to make some adjustments; widen the hip, and add some depth over the bust, to ensure that the strap sits below and not on top of my widest part! In Bambi, for sure; maybe in coral, with grey contrast.
The Rainbow rolls look fun. Probably a good way to use up scraps of Nikkim after I make all the zingy dishcloths and washcloths I’m planning.
And I can’t quite believe I’m saying this, but I’m rather taken with the Pretty Pleats skirt. I’ve always been very firmly against knit or crocheted skirts and dresses; they just seem deeply unflattering. But this is a fantastic cut (as it were) and the fabric should hold its shape much better than any knit skirt. Again, using Serina would make it swingy and drapey, plus the sheen of it would make a strong statement. Colours! Sea green and turquoise green, with crimson trim? What do you think?
Ah well… that’s the fantasy. In reality, I am plodding along with a huge queue of projects and can’t see myself casting on anything new soon. But as it happens, one of those projects is a Babette blanket in – yup – Serina. (You might think I’m obsessed with this yarn. You might be right.)
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Just don’t ask me why my granny squares always turn out like manta rays, rather than squares. If I knew that…

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