I know it’s been a while since we’ve spent time together. We survived long winter nights by making gloves and hats for my family. We counted down the days until autumn together, creating washcloths and amigurumi, while we dreamed of blankets and a plethora of cozies to keep my caffeinated drinks warm. I’m writing to you today to tell you that those times mean a lot to me, even though we grew apart as I spent more time with my new friends, Knitting and Cross Stitch. I want us to reconnect. So from Memorial Day to Labor Day, it’s just you and me. It’ll be the Summer of Crochet, bigger and better than the one we spent together three years ago. We’ll create tutorials and patterns, so that other crafters can enjoy hanging out with you the way I have for so many, many years.
As a sign of good faith, my dear Crochet, I finally got around to cleaning up the Dabberlock Pashmina pattern and sent it to be tech edited. Now that it’s back, I’m releasing it into the world of Ravelry, where your other pals can download it for 99 cents until Sunday, April 30th before it returns to its full price of $6. To get started, they’ll require thee skeins of Adventure Yarn in ‘Rivendell’.
You can’t hide it any longer. We’ve noticed that you never let your “legs” show. We’ve seen the forlorn glances you cast at the goldfish bowl. We’re on to you. You, ma’am, are a mermaid. It’s okay, your secret is safe with us. The Dabberlock Pashmina is the perfect way to pay homage to your Atlantean heritage while still maintaining your secret identity here on dry land. Crocheted in kettle dyed Adventure Yarn, it perfectly mimics the natural flow of seaweed growing in the ocean. Named for one of the tastiest of sea-spinaches, Dabberlock is as much fun to make as it is to wear.
This piece is worked in turned rows with written directions. Charts are provided as visual aids, but you can work from the charts alone by reading through the directions. USA Crochet Stitches Used: 3dc; ch; dc; dc3tog; dc4tog.
I look forward to spending more time with you this summer, Crochet.
Caffinatedly Yours Forever,
P.S. Someone told me that you call Knitting my “dirty mistress,” but I know that wasn’t true. You would never resort to such vulgarities. ;)