Here is my finished bag...
I used Rowan handknit cotton with Debbie Bliss cotton DK, which are the same weight and gave me a bigger range of colours, and a size 3.5mm crochet hook. I did try the first two rounds in a 3.5mm and a 4mm just to see the difference. The ball band on both these yarns say 4mm but I wanted it to be quite tight.
I bought 11 balls, all different colours and have little bits left to make some more flowers or coasters, or maybe even a cushion cover.
Lucy has used Debbie Bliss Marino Aran, which she quite rightly says has been discontinued, but the new yarn, Cashmarino, has apparently replaced it. It's yummy and soft but I wanted my bag to be quite hard wearing hence choosing cotton. (Just means I can make another one!)
The pattern is so easy to follow, just remember it's written using American terminology.
Also hanging on the chair is my vintage style shawl. Been promising a photo, but sorry it's not a great one. I will get around to getting Stu to take a photo of me wearing it.
And now we move onto the crochet throw. I am going to throw myself into it in the hope that I can make some really good progress over the next few months.
Last Friday I went to Jolie to replenish my cotton supplies. I so love the yummy colours of this throw. The brown and gold remind me of crunchie! I love crunchies, lol.
I am really enjoying to crochet right now. My knitting has been left to the autumn.
But now it's time to go get the dinner finished and sit and relax!