Crocheting recently has been a hit and miss deal. I’m in the preparation stage, and I’m still hitting my stride working out these floral details. I am having a lot of fun with the crocheting and general arts and craft book research. There’s also a lot of distractions with retail work and the artist pursuits that involve typing and networking more than making and doing something real. Sometimes the going is slow, but I’ve hopefully got time for a big run-up.
Some things have not gone according to plan. This was supposed to be a daffodil, and I think I was using British crochet when I should have been using American….?
There is two types of crocheting, and while I can do both, it essentially boils down to exactly the same stitches with slightly different names, but those names are also exactly the same for both styles, and they’ve pretty much swapped them over.
I don’t know which one I’ve learned, and I need to be able to work that out in time when following a pattern or I end up with something ridiculous.
…..so maybe I know Australian crochet?
This wool is a fun texture in a gross colour, and I have a lot of it. Cannot wait to see it go, so I’ve been dragging my project bag all over SEQ, and a little bit over the border too.
And so on. Now I have this;
And I’m especially proud of this;
…because it did something strange when I created one of my own. But it did the strange thing in a uniform way, and I can plausibly say I did it on purpose (it’s ok, no one reads this).
Which was from this magazine;
Which cost me this much:
For bonus credit, I knocked up about a half-a-dozen afghan squares using a recipe from the interesting and clever Ursula Glitch. She writes about crocheting, and creates patterns which she kindly shares, and some other stuff which must be driving the mister crazy by now. “Ursula Glitch said” is becoming my unofficial slogan of February. She wrote a post on 5 ways to maximise your creativity which was a list of ideas that I already knew, but needed to remember. So, thank her for this cool bastard, and you can create your own with her recipe here.