And it’s especially wonderful for me because my first pattern is done and released (well, let’s hope it’s showing up in the Ravelry database!) – The Melina Clutch. It's perfect for spring (which I know is going to make an appearance in these here parts very soon):
It’s a quick crochet project made of 100% cotton. I used Tahki Cotton Classic, but any dk or worsted weight cotton would work well (and I can think of several organic cottons that would be perfect for this project).
This bag has been in my mind since I did the research for the article I recently published on
crochet history. In my head, it looked like this: U.S.
Then I started to work it up using a particular stitch pattern and it wasn’t going anywhere. I was none too pleased with it, or myself, so I set it aside and started working on a few other projects. While working on one of those other projects, I had the face/palm moment when I figured out how to get around the stumbling block on the Melina. It always works that way, doesn’t it? Plan B appears when you least expect it!
I had wanted to publish this pattern closer to the date of the article’s publication, but no matter. What’s a mere 14 days in the life of a clutch – nothing, really.
Happy fiber arts Friday, and definitely check back with Andrea's blog to see who else is joining in on the madcap Friday fun.