Last year, I crocheted my way through Triple Play Pattern Stitches by making a baby blanket out of each of the thirty stitches. That's thirty baby blankets in a little less than four months. I was thoroughly sick of making them when I finished. I think I'm finally over it, and I have another audacious plan.
I went home for Christmas and went shopping with my mom and sister. Part of that shopping was naturally for yarn. While browsing through the patterns my mom found a book for me that I'm actually using. When I first looked through it, I saw several stitches that looked exactly like some that are in Triple Play Pattern Stitches. They were so similar, that I even commented to my mom that there would probably be a law suit about it for copyright infringement. Weeks passed, I started using the book, and I finally noticed that it's by Darla Sims, the same person who wrote the Triple Play book. Apparently I'm a fan of her work.
So the audacious plan I mentioned earlier is that I'm going to do it again. I'm going to work my way through the book, testing out all of the stitches by making a baby blanket. But this time, it's not thirty stitches; it's fifty stitches! The new book is 50 Stitches for Afghans, and I'm going to try them all. Unlike her previous book, these stitches only show one colorway instead of three. That feature was what initially drew me to the Triple Play book, and I still really like it. It helps in understanding the stitch and planning your color scheme. So, I am going to make an effort to try the stitches with a colorway different than the one in the book, so that there will be two colorways for each stitch. That won't be for all of them, but I'm going to try.
Here's the info: Published by Annie's Attic. ISBN: 978-1-59635-302-2. Author: Darla Sims