The pattern is very simple. Just 12 rounds of single crochet with 30 stitches per round. I decided to work in joined rounds instead of a spiral because sometimes I slip into auto pilot and would totally lose count while spiraling. Originally, I was going to crochet a chain with the darker yellow and attach it around the cozy body, but I didn't like how it looked. So after a bit of brainstorming, I decided to switch to two strands. I think it looks much better. Wish me speedy fingers as I need to get these finished this week!
The second project that is loooooming overhead is a hooded cowl with ears. I started working on this a few weeks ago and got all the way through the cowl part and into the hood... only to realize that it was going to be too small. So I had to frog the whole thing out and start over again. Something about frogging and restarting a project really takes the wind outta your sails -___- Anywho, this is how far I've gotten in the reboot.
I'm working from an inspiration photo my friend sent me (-via Ravelry-). I originally wanted to make the piece out of a super bulky yarn, but I couldn't find any in the right color. So I'm holding 2 strands of red heart worsted together. Even though the yarn is very thick, it still is slow going. I just wish these projects would go faster so I can start on other things!
This experience has shown me that when I commit to projects like these I need to try my best to knock them out immediately. Since they're been in progress so long I'm really losing my steam behind them, but I have to finish. I need to get re-motivated.
I know that after I finish these pieces, I'm taking a nice break from crocheting anything for other people. I've been doing more daydreaming and project planning for things I want to make myself. I just need to get these done in order to start those new things.