Zentangles and progress on my crochet hook roll

Hey there everyone

Today I explored a new craft of zentangles. I’ve often seen hannah’s work on quiet water craft and been inspired, I’ve just not got round to trying them before. So today I started by following her tutorial for puf.

Here’s my go at it. It was simple and fun to do.

Then I scrolled through more of her posts until I came to another one I liked the look of called paradox. She linked to this tutorial, so I followed that, and produced this.

Again, it was simple to do, especially if you turned the page round for each line. It was relaxing as I did each line quite deliberately with a ruler. It’s so cool that you only draw straight lines but you end up with curved designs.

I’d love to know how to do the combination of them in the picture on her post here.

During the afternoon I came back to my crochet hook roll. It progressed a lot faster once the front pockets were finished and I was just working on the back, but I had trouble with the beads. I had some cute small beads I wanted to use but I couldn’t thread them on, so used bigger beads instead. They stayed there while I crocheted up the back and then did the top flap, but then I decided I really didn’t like them and would try the smaller beads instead again. For some reason this time they threaded on,so then I frogged the top of the pocket and replaced the beads, unfortunately breaking the wool as it had worn thin with all the friction. So then a game of yarn chicken ensued, which I happily won, only to discover that somehow all the beads were slightly offset from where they were meant to be anf didn’t mark the pocket entrances at all!

So frogging number 2 and numerous checks meant it ended up right. Poor yarn though has been through a lot and has definitely been weakened. Hopefully it’ll be OK now it’s crocheted up.

So then I just had to get the beads in the top flap to line up with the lower ones, and that’s me done for the evening.

Hopefully tomorrow I might manage to crochet round the edges and make the ammonite, but we’ll see !