Spirits of life update

I’ve been a bit focused on drawing this last week, but today, with nothing planned other than going to watch the local rugby team play in the park near us, I did a bit of crochet as well.

I’ve got a third square made and all the ends sewn in, so I’ve just got one more to do and I can stitch that section together.

Glad I’m still making progress with it!

Making progress

Last night and tonight I did a bit more work on spirits of life. I finished off the C2c section

Sorry, its hard to get an in focus photo of the whole thing

and am now on to the next section (section 6 of 9) which uses overlay crochet, and making 4 separate squares to join together and sew on.

It takes a fair bit of concentration to work out exactly what I need to do when following the pattern, but given how long ago I did the first section like this I think I’m doing pretty well with remembering the techniques. I’m feeling very pleased with the progress I’ve made since restarting on Saturday.

Blast from the past

Today, for the first time in ages, I was actually able to make it to the craft morning at my church. I’ve really missed hanging out with these ladies and it was fab to be back. I debated for ages about which project to take with me, but finally decided that I really ought to do something about trying to finish off my spirits of life wrap. I know… It’s been forever… And I’d stopped somewhere in the middle of a C2c section so I couldn’t even decide to call it quits and turn it into a cushion cover or something.

So the first half hour of the session was spent getting the tablet to work so I could see the pattern. Then trying to find where in the pattern it told me which size hook to use… Before then discovering the hook in the bottom of the project bag it was stored in!

But then I sped off making progress! It really helped that I’d worked recently on my c2c blanket as the technique was familiar to me. Plus I didn’t need to follow the pattern too much as I just lined the new column of blocks up with the ones underneath in the previous section.

Here’s where it started today

Where it got to by early afternoon

What I’ve added to it this evening while watching TV.

The other lovely thing is that one of the ladies put it round my shoulders to see what it would look like as I was worried it was too narrow due to my tension and would end up too long to be a useful shawl. When she did that (why had I not thought to try it myself??) I realised it was going to be perfect, and would look just gorgeous, so now I actually have motivation to finish it so I can wear it 😊.

We’ll see how quickly it progresses now!

P. S. Sorry about the blurry photos… My phone seems to be getting less and less reliable with the quality of photos