I was given the yarn pack to make Jane Crowfoot's mystery 'Sunshine and Showers' Crochet Along. This is being published section by section every month in the magazine Crochet Now.
I started it just after Christmas and here are all the sections so far. I don't know how they're going to be pieced together, but it's looking very promising - you can rely on Jane Crowfoot for plenty of waves, bobbles, lacy bits and flowers! I just hope there isn't a border of flowers all down the long edges like there is at the ends - they involved sewing in about 200 ends. Tedious or what?
Anyway, I'm now waiting for the next issue of the magazine - it should arrive today or tomorrow - but in the meantime I got started on Attic24's latest CAL. I got the yarn pack for this at Christmas, too. Lucy has taken her inspiration for the colours from the North York moors near her home, and so far I have done the grass, sedge, sphagnum, dead bracken and little patches of heather section and am just about to get into the deep heather and young vegetation. Lots of plum, grape, sage and violet to come. I like the neat ripple pattern, too. It gives a texture as well as wavy lines and is very soothing and calming to do.
Crochet as meditation - can't fault it.
The other lovely thing is to see the splendid designs people have made from the colour pack. Lucy has posted some pictures on her blog. Take a look!
I also want to make the Niffler from 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' but so far I haven't found the right yarn. Eyelash yarn would give a good furry texture, but it's difficult to see your stitches when it's black yarn with long strandy bits. I'll keep looking for a mohair or something in dark brown or black - I'll keep you posted!