Have you checked out http://www.crochetme.com this month? No? Oh, you really gotta get over there. The patterns are fantastic! Crochet me is working on streamlining the magazine, making it more interactive and smoothing out the navigation. It's getting good, people. Really good. While I didn't have a pattern this issue, I had a great time editing the patterns. Many of the patterns look complicated, but with a simple twist in construction the designers took basic stitch patterns and made a very simple, user friendly project. I'm currently making myself the Incredibly Versatile Giant Snowflake found here http://www.crochetme.com/the-incredibly-versatile-giant-snowflake. I used Woolease in a cranberry color and a went up a size in hook to make sure it was bigger and lacier.
Look at the beautiful yarn the publisher sent for the book I'm doing.
Cascade 220 is just gorgeous. More yarn color photos later. I think I'll use the Cascade 220 for the sweater vest I have partially written for a later issue of Crochet me. Now, I just have to come up with two more patterns and I'm essentially done with the pattern portion. Then I just have to write another 25 pages and I'm done. Simple, right?