Once again, I find myself surprised at how quickly crochet projects work up compared to knitting, and how much more yarn they tend to use per square inch. This project, the Willow Catkin Hood, only took me a day to finish once I figured out the sizing, and I haven't taken it off my head since. It's really warm and comfortable. (Sorry for the crappy webcam pics.)
The pattern for this project gives you sizing information for babies, toddlers, teens and adults, but I found that the adult size is way too big. In fact, the teen size is a little roomy, too, but I like it that way. Still, the pattern is simple enough to improvise if you need to adjust the size. Also, instead of measuring only three lengths of yarn for each tassel, I measured out 18 lengths. This gave me much thicker braids.
I've got a few other projects in the works, but I'll have to wait to share those with you until after Christmas. Maybe just a sneak peek or two. :)
Anyway, today I'm planning to make some stew and cornbread in the crock pot, and order advance tickets to see The Hobbit next month. I'm so excited!