Pattern: Short & Sweet from Stitch ‘n Bitch Crochet
Yarn: Classic Elite Yarns – Classic Silk (50% cotton, 30% silk, 20% nylon)
It is soft but substantial (I used a 5mm hook, which may have been a bit small, but it worked out to my advantage). I did get some compliments on it but they were overshadowed by comments on my hair. I guess it is more surprising to see me with straight hair than wearing a handmade garment.
Aside from simple single crochet items, simple granny squares, and simple edging, this is my first real crochet project. I classify this as real because I followed a pattern that wasn’t made for beginners. It went pretty smoothly, though there were some errors and oddities in the pattern that I was able to find correction info. It only took 4 days to complete, so I guess it was pretty easy!