Back around Christmas, I decided I wanted a cooler bathing suit cover up. The one I had made a few years ago was good at covering me up, but it was a little warm in the Carribean. This one would be more loose, but no too revealing, crocheted with an old yarn by Bouquet, called "Cindy" (80% acrylic, 20% wool). Over the years I've gathered up a fair bit of it at Value Village, of course, not aLl in one dye lot. I had made my mother in law a tank top years ago, but nothing for myself. This time, I would!
I got started. I wanted it not too open at the bottom, but the hdc I started with was taking too long. Moved on to dc and a larger hook at some point. It was moving along, I decreased the number of stitches for some simple shaping round the waist, and a smaller hook, or I changed to hdc, I don't remember for the belly zone. Larger hook and dc or even tc for the next section? Then I got that order for the beanie and cowl.
So, I didn't get this cover up finished. Looking at it now, it seems like too much to bother with, I'm not sure I like the changing stitches. I still like the yarn (wish it were a bit thicker though), and I still want it as a cover up. I have some Mon Tricot stitch dictionaries but they use English terms and I get frustrated trying to convert. I have had some crochet books out from the library with some stitches I might try. They always seem either not lacey enough, or too lacey, or too complicated. I'm not usually averse to ripping out failed projects, though there are quite a few small balls in this. Ugh.
Even though I keep saying I need to work a season/holiday in advanced, I can never get into it. This can be evidenced by the pile of pink hearts I crocheted before slicing my thumb on Feb 16. Wait...I think this actually means I HAVE worked a year in advance LOL.