The lovely Ginny over at Small Things created Yarn Along, a blogger link up for the yarn obsessed, to share what they've been making and reading each week. Although it's essentially a knitting club, Ginny has welcomed crocheters as well so here I am.
Last week I finished my entry for the Country Women's Association (CWA) of Victoria State Exhibition - a red cowl. It's been entered into the Scarves category and I'll find out next Friday how I went.
I made the cowl out of 12ply acrylic yarn and only took a couple of days to make up. The pattern, from the 1st issue of Simply Crochet magazine, includes a button placket but I decided to keep this one plain.
What I love about the pattern is the mock cable effect. So do my fellow CWA branch members - they've asked me to teach them how to do it!
If you're on Ravelry, you can get more information about the pattern here.
I'm also reading about CWA. On my bedside table is "Great Australian CWA Stories" by Bill Swampy Marsh. Along with interviews with inspirational members from across Australia, it also includes 90 classic CWA recipes and household hints.
I've only just started it but already enjoying hearing how other branches operate as well as how CWA branches support their communities in times of need. It certainly makes me proud to be a member.
Linking up with Small Things for Yarn Along