It's been sewing, sewing, sewing, and the other crafts are getting a bit jealous. So, here's a bit of crochet --
Stats: pattern (for the fronts) is from an old Hayfield booklet (7121) "Crochet in DK" Yarn used - some perle cotton that I had on a cone, probably a heavy fingering weight? Mods: well, the back of the pattern was to be done in solid dc stitch -- really, I think we can do better than that! So I paged through a few stitch dictionaries, and came up with one I thought would be compatible with the fronts. If you're wondering why not just use the stitch pattern from the front -- well, me too -- it just seemed like something I wanted to do!
I think it works fairly well. Now, back to the sewing room.