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Weekend Little Lamb Sweater is the first kit in what is the start of year two with Annie’s Hook & Needle Club. I am hoping I find the second year as stimulating for my crocheting as year one was. So far I am really looking forward to receiving each kit and the kits have motivated me to take new journeys into my crocheting travels. I must admit that the kits themselves although not difficult, they have brought me to try projects that I have shied away from before.

For instance, this month’s kit is the a adorable hooded sweater for a six to twelve month old baby. I have crocheted sweater’s before, but I have never crocheted a sweater that required a zipper to be sewn into the back. In addition to sewing a zipper you will need to be familiar with the chain stitch (The Chain Stitch), single crochet (Single Crochet), double crochet (Double Crochet) and half double crochet (Half Double Crochet). This entire pattern is done in basic stitches and rated easy, making this a good project for someone who would like to try to crochet a small garment.

The kit came with three skeins of 100% polyester yarn, two pattern; one for knitting and one for crocheting and an 18 inch zipper. All the skeins are unmarked which will make it impossible for crocheting this project a second time using the same yarn. I will need to provide a K crochet hook, tapestry and sewing needle and matching sewing thread in order to complete the project.

I am fighting off the flu this week and have not crocheted as much as usually, so I will need to catch up a few other projects before I can begin working on this kit. To be honest, if it was not for my rule of only having three projects going at once, I would probably get out my

K hook and start crocheting on this cute sweater. I am anxious to see the end results. I am planning to have it finished before the next kit arrives in February.  Do  you all share my weakness for wanting to start more projects then you should?  There is so much out there I would love to crochet, and so little time to devote to the craft.

Until next time, keep those hooks flying.