Recently someone asked me what books I use when I crochet, and I have been mulling this over for more than a week now, trying to compose an answer that is shorter than a novella and provides accurate and useful information.
The truth is that while I have a lot of books in my crochet library, I use them mostly as a resource to figure out or learn techniques that will allow me to execute the projects I come up with.
And those projects can come from anywhere as I take inspiration from everything around me.
An example of this can be found in the recent purchase of a candy bar.
The candy bar is long gone, but my reason for buying the candy bar remains:
I bought the candy bar not because I like a malted flavor (I don’t particularly), but because I loved the wrapper.
So today, using the colors on the candy bar as a guide, the rules of this particular swap (brightly colored and black yarn), and my ever handy stash of Red Heart Super Saver yarn, I began to work on the third square for my sisterhood of colors swap.
One difficulty I encountered was that when I went through my extensive stash of Red Heart Super Saver yarn, I felt a bit like Goldilocks of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” fame. The Paddy Green, wasn’t blue enough, and the Real Teal wasn’t green enough. In the end, I didn’t have a color that was “just right” so after trying both colors, I decided to err on the side of blue and went with the Teal. Here is the result:
I am going to save this wrapper because I don’t know when I will want to use it again; I only know that I will.