So, I've finally managed to publish my latest pattern, a nice Tunisian crochet cowl named "Pumpkin Skin". Since it's worked flat then sewn and it uses only one stitch besides the simple stitch it's an ideal project for beginners, for people who've tried TC, found it interesting and would like to try something different but not too hard. I rate it as an easy pattern, from an advanced beginner level on.
You can download a digital copy of it from both my Ravelry and Etsy stores (so far only English is available, Italian version will be there soon!).
Besides working on my own patterns I've also followed others' to make something: I've been asked for a couple of ladies beanies, and though the pattern's title suggests otherwise I've chosen Kim Guzman's "Favorite Beanie for Men". I've never enjoyed making hats and such, I get bored easily and I'm almost never satisfied by how they turn out, but Kim's pattern made me change my mind: these beanies are so much fun to make as they're worked in short rows with a double ended hook, and the stitch creates such a marvelous, soft and elastic fabric - pure delight! I've already made a third in a different colour, and will surely make more. Oh, they're also very quick, takes just a few hours to finish one, so they're a great idea for gifts (especially last-minute ones by crafters who are alway late, lol!). Strongly recommended pattern!