I've said it before - last week - and I'm going to say it again. Oh crochet! How I am learning to love you. I was going to save a photo of my blanket until it was (at least nearly) finished, and ready for its place at the end of the bed; but you have asked for it, so here it is. In the kitchen instead.
It's heading for the bedroom of a teenager who reckons a big injection of bright blue would make her pink and cream scheme look a lot more grown up. I think she's right, so we've been looking round for some new bits and pieces. Just last night we realised this might be exactly the excuse we need to take a trip to Ikea for a turquoise trolley (cos we bought a grey one last time, but who doesn't love a bit of blue enamel? We just have to break it to her dad).
In the meantime, I've been crocheting away. I'm hooked. You knew that one was coming, though..sooo obvious. i love it because
It's easier to rip it out and pick it back up than it is with knitting. Big plus when you are a beginner.
The more colour you add, the better it looks. And changing colour is very satisfying. I go faster when it's one I really like. The turquoise is my speed shade here.
It's a pretty cheap crafting fix. I'm using the Stylecraft DK recommended by Lucy at Attic24 - big 100g balls for under £2 each. They go a long way (especially if you drop them as you are carrying the whole thing downstairs to take a picture..). I bought from Wool Warehouse and from a gorgeous new UK place I have found: The Homemakery. This is the yarn shop for scrapbookers! Yes, they have wool, but they also have twine, velvet ribbon, acrylic stamps, washi tape AND felt, gingham, linen, Tilda fabrics. They had me at library cards. But I might also have bought a doily stamp and some needles for sewing wool. Wool, fabric and paper all in one place? What's not to love? Their blog is here.
It's an excuse for a new Pinterest board. I've started one called Now I Love Crochet. But if I'm pinning, I'm not hooking. And at the minute, hooking is making me happy.
Anyone else try a new craft lately?