Hey there everyone. I’ve not blogged for a while but I’ve been working on a few things while I’ve still been off poorly, and I’ve mixed up reading with craft.
Last week I didn’t have a chance to blog about the progress i’d made on my octagons while at a crochet group at my neighbour’s house. It’s fun to sit and chat while crocheting, and it was good to get out of the house, especially as it was only to next door, so the Dizziness wasn’t too bad.
Anyway, they grew and this evening I added two more rounds to one of them. I had played around with swapping the hooks over so that I worked on the bigger octagon with the smaller hook, and the smaller octagon with the bigger hook. I hoped that this would mean they’d end up a similar size with the same number of stitches. Here they are :
I think they’ll work! One is still a bit smaller (it’s stretched a bit in the second photo) but i think I’ll use that for the back, and the slightly bigger one for the front!
Today I spent most of my time working on my stash buster blanket from eleonora’s CAL . I was a week behind, but I’ve caught up, adding colours that reming me of sea anemones on rocks, and limpets, with more sea colours.
I also decided now would be a good time to sew all the ends in… Before it gets to be too big a job for one sitting. So Here it is :
And finally, meet Derwen.
He’s a nostepinne and I decided to buy him from Thomas Wood and wool etsy shop because I bought some skeins of wool in India but when I tried to crochet from one of them it got tangled up! I Needed a way to turn the skeins into balls and didn’t fancy a plastic motorised ball spinner. I liked the idea of connecting with our heritage, and making the ball by hand. I Love wooden objects too, and it appealed to me that this was going to be made for me in Wales. And hence the name. I decided he needed a Welsh name and looked for something beginning with n, But couldn’t find anything I liked. So then I scrolled through Welsh boys names and found derwen which I thought sounded cool and means oak. Guess what wood he’s actually made from?!!
I watched a few you tube tutorials and got on with it. It was a bit awkward to start with but I’ve got quicker, and it helps that I can work either left or right handed, so one arm doesn’t get tired! Here are my first mini attempts:
I spent a long time yesterday with the tangled skein and here’s what happened:
No cutting required! Just lots of patience. Now it’s ready for me to make a gorgeous ammonite crochet hook holder by dedri uys.