And then I got to the thumb shaping part and I must be going crazy because for the life of me, I can't work out the pattern - so it's either wrong or I'm stooopid. Anyway I've had to stop them for now until I can work out what to do next!
So that led to a bit of frustration as I wanted to make something - only not any of the projects I've already got on the go (those rabbits hats will never be finished in time for Christmas as this rate)!
That got me thinking.....and a challenge was what was needed. Now I've only been crocheting since this year and I don't have much confidence in doing anything too exciting but I love the scarf that M made on her Ladybird Diaries blog. Gorgeous isn't it (and hopefully she won't mind me posting her picture on her)?!
So I headed on over to my friend Kath's blog at Inverleith cause it's her pattern. Could I make this with the wool that I'd originally bought to make a cushion cover with?
You see, I've never crocheted in a line before - I'm a granny square maker so I was a bit unsure if I could manage a straight line or not! The first attempt went a bit wrong, in that as I was going along all 240 stitches doing 1tr I kept thinking to myself "I'm sure this isn't right", but instead of checking the pattern, I continued to the end (what?!) and then rechecked it. Yes, sure enough, Kath quite clearly says 3tr!!!!! So I undid it all!
Now I'm on a roll and loving it. I'm only using three colours instead of six but it's looking good. Even the 7 year old has stated an interest in possibly learning to crochet, and the 5 year old has asked for her own scarf! If you fancy, you can join in with the Ladybird Diaries Bloomin Crochet-A-Long with her and Chrissie over on their blogs.
I'm off to Lottie's on Monday for a sewing day - we are planning on making an item of clothing. As to what it will be, well we haven't decided yet but I'll show and tell just as soon as I do!
I'm off to stroke my new book from the lovely author at Soulemama blog. A bargainous £2.99 from The Works - what's not to love?!
Hope you're all okay. Our boiler finally got installed this week after 4 years without one. We currently have one warm room - it feels amazing!