this past weekend, i visited my parents in northern wisconsin. my cousin recently moved, and apparently she has the hoarding gene that the rest of us in the family have – she thinned out her craft stash and gave me mom FIVE TUBS of yarn, crochet and knitting books, macrame stuff, etc. so i got to go through it all and pick out what i wanted! i managed to hold myself back and bring back only one tub of goodies, mostly yarn. i only brought back three books, because at this point i already have like 500 patterns bookmarked that i want to make.
one of them, “simple crochet” by erika knight, is AWESOME. it has really neat, modern patterns and they talk about using a variety of fibers instead of just using yarn all the time. they use leather cord, string, twine, raffia, fabric strips, etc. in the tubs of stuff i got from my mom, there was some turquoise string so it was the perfect opportunity to try one of the patterns, a string produce/grocery bag. i love it! the farmer’s market a few blocks from my house just opened for the season today, so this is just in time!