My crochet is coming along pretty well! Better than knitting ever did, sad to say. I picked up a couple of books to give me some ideas and some help.
That Austentatious Crochet book is a fun idea but "contemporary designs from the world of Jane Austen" is completely false. Unless people are still wearing muffs and I just haven't seen them. The Happy Hooker is super helpful for learning new stitches. I have the knitting book as well and it helped me immensely.
After a semi-rough start in which nothing I tried to make turned out, I decided to try something more simple and made some of the wash cloths from the spa collection by Lion Brand yarn.
They are not only beautiful but they gave me some skill and experience that I needed to be able to try some more difficult patterns. Enough so that I was able to make a couple pair of...
Thank you Ravelry members and your lovely free patterns. At first I only had the grey yarn and it was bulkier than the pattern called for so those gloves don't look as pretty and consequently I'm keeping those. :) The white ones, however, turned out just right! Let that be a lesson to always use the recommended yarn weight and hook size.