Strangely it’s felt like I’ve not done much crafting this last week, but then I look at my photos as to how much my ripple blanket is growing and realise that I’ve actually done more than I thought.
I mentioned last week about my dilemma as to whether or not to take the ripple blanket on the train to Manchester for Blog On MOSI with me and it had been my intention to find a smaller project, but in the end I was just too disorganised to find something else. Also, seeing as I was carrying a huge empty suitcase there with me in preparation for the haul of stuff I’d be bringing home there was plenty of room to carry it with me.
The train journey provided a fair bit of time to hook, but I also discovered that if I’m not actually that good at hooking whilst chatting! The lovely Liz from Me and My Shadow joined me on the train from Milton Keynes and as we chatted I hooked away only to later discover that I’d made a mistake about a meter and a half ago and had to take it back! That’ll teach me.
It hasn’t only been about crochet this week. Whilst at Blog On I met the team from Black Sheep Wools who had some lovely crochet to show off and I chatted to them for quite a while about cross stitch too. Cross stitch was very much my first craft as I started doing it properly when I was a teenager and have kept it up in an off and on way ever since. With my conversation fresh in my mind I found myself lured to the magazine rack in my local supermarket and came home with the latest edition of Cross Stitcher Magazine, which has a bit of a vintage style feel to it this month.
A late night on Thursday watching the election coverage was the perfect opportunity to start the cover project – a swallow brooch – and I am so close to finishing it now. There’s just a bit of backstitch and a button to add. This is the second project that I’ve done that involves stitching on a wooden board and whilst having a nice end effect I actually find them a bit tough to do as I find it harder to see the holes on a dark surface.
I’m pleased with the nearly finished result though and hope to be able to show you a picture of it all properly finished next week.
So what have you been busy crafting this last week?