Thursday, 12 August 2010

My creative space

It is crazy busy at work right now and I’ve not managed to do much sewing of late. However, I do have something in my space to show you. (Mr CraftyAdy shook his head when he saw this and muttered something about having yet another UFO.)

I have been inspired by Kirsty’s granny shrug, Lara’s granny shrug and more recently, Fiona’s granny shrug. I thought I’d try to have a go at it. You may recall that I told you that I can’t knit to save my life and can only just barely crochet. After many hours, much gnashing of teeth, a great deal of cussing and numerous occasions of unravelling, I finally figured out what I am supposed to be doing and it’s progressing very very slowly.

Have a creative day, friends.

You can find other creative spaces here.


  1. so excited for you...You will be finished in no time and ready forsomething else...Crochet is addictive!!

  2. Agh! Don't tell me you crochet too! I have never been able to decipher the code that crochet patterns are all written in....maybe I need an enigma machine...?

  3. Thanks for the encouragement, Amanda ... it's going VERY slowly and I find it very hard getting the yarn to 'flow' and so I progress very slowly. I hope I can keep it going and actually finish it.

    Hiya Clair - not really ... this is my first 'big' project. I have previously only made 2 washcloths for the kids. That's it! I don't know how to read a pattern and the code you mentioned totally confuses me!

  4. Ady - it's looking good. I'm glad there is someone else in blogland who didn't find this a piece of cake and had to work at it! It'll be worth it n the end.

    My double-ended crochet hook is fantastic but not soft and squishy in the middle like it looks. It's a Japanese brand and better than my plastic or even bamboo hooks; but my favourite so far are the Clover Soft Touch hooks - much softer and somehow very comfortable to use.

  5. I love to crochet...I'm not super good at it, but I love it during the winter months. Last winter I tried to learn how to knit...wasn't pretty!!! That purple is such a pretty color...great job!

  6. Thanks Fiona - I have one of those Clover soft touch hooks. They are nice but they don't make them past 7mm I think. Those double ended ones are really dear over here - I've only ever seen them on EBay.

    Thanks CountryMouse and Handmadehappiness. I am very partial to purple. :-)


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