That’s right, The Happy Hooker strikes again! I regret choosing such a subdued color for this bag, but I wasn’t completely sure on my ability to complete it. I mean really, “half-double herringbone” stitches? I’m just a simple amigurimi-ist, I don’t know fancy crochet work! It’s all single crochets and slip stitches for me, thank you very much.
It took many false starts and tearing back numerous rows before I finally even understood what the pattern was instructing me to do. The book is wonderful, believe me, I’m just used to reading diagrams when it comes to crochet, as opposed to written directions.
In making this bag, I was really just testing out the waters, seeing if the current would sweep me away or if I could actually keep my head afloat. Since I somehow appear to have survived this trial, I guess I’ll be keeping my eye out for more challenging projects. There are really so many things you can do with crochet, and I’ve only been exploring one tiny length of the field.
If only more English patterns came with diagrams… I guess my Japanese amigurumi books have spoiled me!