I am so excited to have picked up my first project using tapestry crochet. It is just the coolest technique for making smooth, beautiful patterns, and I've been pinning all sorts of projects I want to try now that I've discovered this technique. My old phone case is too small for my NEW IPHONE 5 (have I told you I love it?), so I'm whipping up this new one with purple cats all over it. Ideal.
The tapestry technique makes for a very tight fabric, so I'm a little concerned about the fit. But it is way too late to turn back now.
The pattern is adapted from this kitty bag. I just adjusted my hook for the yarn I wanted to use, and decreased the number of cats in each round.
I'm also so happy to inform you that I finally made my way through LMA's collection, and had time to start and finish a new book since my last yarn along! I almost shared my current read instead, but how could I not acknowledge reading such a lovely story as The Time Traveler's Wife?
Between this book, the season finale of Downton, and a heartbreaking Swiss movie (seen with my dearest!), it's been a sob fest around here lately. I think J's a little concerned.
But this book is totally worth the tears. It's full of beautiful writing and a story line that won't let you go. If I had to make one complaint, it would be that the main character is a bit too wrapped up in the love story and I was hoping to see a stronger, more independent person there, especially at the end. But it's a romance novel, right? And you wouldn't have found me complaining as I finished the final few chapters surrounded by tissues and eating chocolates and wondering OH GOD HENRY WHY I MISS YOU.
Worth a read, my romantic friends.
Linking up with Ginny again. Happy Wednesday!