When I have plenty of time, one of my favourite parts of a project is the selection of materials...
I love searching through my eclectic stash,
reminding myself of purchases, donors,
past projects, new possibilities;
going off at a tangent,
feeling the 'precious' yarns (and thinking 'I will use that one day!')....
Being fairly new to crochet the learning curve of how patterns vary according to yarn selection is quite steep, and although I am prepared to experiment, sometimes things just miss the 'giddy excitement upon finishing' stage!
However this heart surpassed all expectations!
As it is my own pattern, I know there is a discrepancy, some yarns make this glaringly obvious, however this combination seems to hide it well!
I found some beautiful mohair in a charity shop, jewel like colours but very fine...put with other yarns it has added extra texture and a dash of colour!
The shiny sparkles are part of some shimmery ribbon yarn, a present, a while ago, from my fabulous friend Tracey...
The whole heart has a sturdiness to it thanks to the combination of threads, and to remind me of the ones I used I have saved this tiny bundle!
20gs of sumptuousness given to friends!