Well, my spirits of life shawl has been scaring me, so I’ve done no crochet this week… Silly really, as its just the next C2C section and it’ll be fine… It’s just it will need concentration and i haven’t had the energy.
But, today I did part three of eleonora’s stash buster blanket. It was really satisfying to reverse the wave pattern of the row we finished with last time, and then she showed us how to make a really cute stitch that sort of looks like a star. The video she made really helped to clarify the instructions, but she’s right that it’s a simple stitch to do. The colours I chose are quite similar, so the stitch itself doesn’t show up that well in the photos
Once again I enjoyed choosing colours for my blanket (and it’s definitely going to be mine!), and having rearranged my wools into two sections, with variegated in one and single colours in another, with the smallest balls on top, I’m working through the smallest balls first. Many games of yarn chicken ensue. I lost the first with the yellow, so went back and did double crochets instead of trebles, which worked, but i had a fair bit left which made me wonder if I should have chosen half trebles… But by then I wasn’t going to frog again.
On the second game, I won… By this much!
I’m loving this non pressured CAL for making sure I do a bit of crochet every week, and for playing with colour, and for discovering new stitches.
And…. I get to meet eleonora in two weeks at the crochet sanctuary and I’m super excited to find out what she’ll get us making in the workshop she’s leading.
And finally, one other little creative offering… A drawing I did with our 2 year old goddaughter! The tree leaves a lot to be desired but i was pleased with my fox and the colours on the flowers! Hardly fine art, but definitely fun art !