Leap of faith

One of the things about belonging to a community of crafters — be it it an online community like ravelry, a social networking site like Facebook, or a guild of like crafted persons — is that you will be exposed to ideas you otherwise might not encounter.

This has certainly been the case for me.

This past week, one of my ravelry/facebook/IRL friends suggested that I join her in following a mystery crochet-a-long.

For those readers unfamiliar with the ways of a mystery crochet-a-long, you get the directions (bit by bit) for a project which you then follow, and until some point when the project reveals itself, you don’t know what you’re doing.

So today, as I was only one day behind, I decided to check out the directions.

I would need three coordinating colors of a worsted weight cotton or cotton-acrylic blend yarn and a 4.0 mm hook.

The only cotton yarn I had on hand that met all of the requirements outlined in the directions were these cones of Peaches & Creme from Pisgah Yarn and Dyeing which I picked up last October on my way to the Southeastern Animal Fiber Festival (also known as SAFF)

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Three one-pound cones of Peaches & Creme cotton yarn

At the time I made the purchase, I was working on this circle jacket, and I think this influenced my colors decisions that day:

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Camouflage crochet circle jacket

After about an hour of work, and using the constrasting colors of yarn seen along the left to keep track of increases and the number of rounds made, I had this:

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The first installment of the mystery crochet-a-long

I have no idea what this will become, and I don’t know if the colors I am using will make any sense in terms of the context of the project, but I, along with 290 of my cyber-compatriots are attentively awaiting the next set of directions.