Caron Simply Soft, Shadows
WIPs for the uninitiated are Works In Progress. I have many of these. I have yarn-attention-deficit-disorder, so I switch from one project to another. If I'm tired of crocheting, I switch to a knit WIP and vice-versa.
Remember the burgundy cardigan I crocheted awhile back? After wearing it a few times, I decided it was too bulky and that I didn't like it anymore. I ripped out as much as I could, to salvage the yarn, and started over. I've figured out that crocheted sweaters in knitting worsted weight are just too cumbersome for me. From now on, I'll crochet with DK or sock-weight for personal sweaters. However, I still like the top-down aspect of crafting sweaters because you can try them on as you go, checking for size. So, I knit the top of the current burgundy cardigan in garter stitch on size 10 needles. Now, I'm crocheting a lacy shell pattern for the body of the sweater along with a crocheted grid for the sleeves, using a size "G" crochet hook. I've been trying the sweater on and it looks much better than the previous one. I may add a collar and button band later....not sure.
There are a pile of various WIPs on our couch....eventually, I'll finish everything. Promise.