With today’s mail came my next Annie’s Hook & Needle Club kit. This month I received the Pacific Place Settings, a kit with enough yarn for two place mates and two napkins rings. Unfortunately this is the wrong color for my dining room so I am thinking this one will get sold.

The Pacific Place Settings kit came with four 100% cotton in 2.2 ounce skeins and the pattern requires a K hook. I have to admit I love the sea color variegated yarn that was chosen, although once again the yarn is marked Annie’s Hook & Needle Club,-which of course means I cannot duplicate the same place mates if I wanted four instead of two. Judging by the front picture on the cover and the amount of yarn, I am assuming I can make two place mats and napkins rings with this amount of yarn. Time will tell.

The pattern is rated “easy” which I would recommend as a good pattern for a beginner with a little bit of a challenge since it uses the Foundation Single Crochet (Foundation Single Crochet and Reverse Single Crochet (Reverse Single Crochet) which I am always excited about making. I do not see this foundation row used enough in many patterns and the Reverse Single Crochet is one of my favorite edgings.

This is the point where I need to show a little will power, because I always want to tear open the kit and start crocheting. I need to put this kit aside and let it wait until I finish the afghan I have been working on. I am progressing nicely but not as quickly as I would have liked. This afghan will be for my fifth grandchild, an adorable little girl that was born a week ago. I am hoping to have it finished when I see her for the first time this Thursday as she lives 600 miles away from us.

The baby afghan is composed of Double Crochet and the Cross Over Long Double Crochet that I had done the tutorial on a few months ago. (Here is the link Cross Over Long dc) It is made of six pastel colors that are rotated throughout the colorful afghan. I will have more details and pictures on this project when I am finished later on this week. I must say at this point that I am really pleased with its appearance.

Until next time keep those hooks flying.