Monday, January 16, 2012
The Lapis Wrap ~ My Next Project
I'm getting ready to crochet the Lapis Wrap by Yumiko Alexander. I love the style of this vest and lately I've rediscovered the simple joy of crocheting from a pattern. Sometimes I can get caught up in designing or free forming. It's a relaxing break to just follow along.
I'm trying out a new yarn for this project. I'm using Uptown DK by Universal Yarn in the color Majestic. I don't often use acrylics these days, but this is the right weight, it's soft and the words "anti pilling" carry some appeal. The pattern suggests using Universal's Renew Wool, but I wasn't feeling the colors and 100% wool can get a bit toasty here in the Phoenix area.