Ooooooooo I'm having a bit of a crush on this new chunky yarn, it's just so squidgy and bouncy and boingy and smooch-worthy!
I am also rather loving these bright sunshiny colours, they are singing me a Happy Song and lifting my spirits rather beautifully on these wet, grey February days. You might recognise the colours, this is Stylecraft Special Chunky (100% acrylic), and the colours are identical to the DK range, although there are considerably less to choose from (18 in total).
I'm having a lot of fun experimenting with it, trying it out with different hook sizes, and playing with different patterns and stitch ideas to get a feel for how it works up. I haven't a clue what to call this stitch pattern, the idea came straight out of my head. Does anyone recognise it, or know if it already exists in Real Life crochet, and if so does it have a name?
I've ordered some other chunky yarn too and am eagerly waiting for it to be delivered, although I can't actually remember now what it is called. It's more expensive than the Stylecraft as it's a wool/acrylic mix. I can't wait to try it out. I've got sooooooo much stuff busting to get out of my Creative Mind at the moment, it's kind of exhilarating and exhausting all at once. My new bag design (which will look FAB in these bright summer colours) is causing me to have palpitations and I've got ideas for some bright chunky cushions too which I think will be wonderful.
Sigh. So much going on! And I love love love it.
ps are you a Chunky Yarn lover? Do you have a favourite brand of chunky that you smooch with? I'd love any recommendations, do tell?!
Edit to add :: I've just had a look at Moogly's Leaping Stripes and Blocks pattern, thanks for the info. Mine looks similar but is constructed differently, although both of our patterns are a variation of "spike stitch". I will have to write it out before I forget how I did it, I NEVER ever learn to make notes as I go!