Yes, I got plenty done yesterday, maybe too much as I had to stop crocheting at one stage because I was seeing double.
I was learning a new pattern, a fairly simple one but still. I am making crocheted rounds to hang as bunting and on my third round I was just about finished when I noticed that it was remarkably smaller than the previous ones – and I couldn’t see why. I unravelled most of it and did it again following the instructions closely. Still too small. I unravelled and redid again – too small.
I got up and did something else and after a think I decided that I must have picked up the wrong and smaller hook and been using that. So I looked for the larger hook and couldn’t find it. Right…. I looked at the round again.. looked at the instructions… and realised I had missed out part of a section. Why? Why did I not notice it before?!!! I unravelled again and did it properly…FOR FUCKS SAKE!!!
I am drawing the line above to separate it from the rest of yesterday which was pretty bloody good actually. I had been invited around to a new friends home (her name is Emanation – isn’t that cool?) to talk crochet and that is what we did – and it was fabulous. There is nothing quite like sharing your obsession with someone else. She is much more knowledgeable than me but is well willing to share it – and she has an enviable collection of crocheting books.
Another friend of mine from New Zealand – Alison from Agnes Coy recommended a podcast to me called Cast On by Brenda Dayne. Brenda is an American who now lives in Wales and her knitting podcast is just what I needed to add to my diet of Radio 4. I am not a great knitter at all but I find it interesting anyway and love the music she plays.