Anyone else have trouble getting started after a break? Crafting is my very much adored and needed creative outlet/substitute for therapy. I do occasionally harbour ‘chutney dreams’ – maybe I could just give it all up and ‘make stuff’ for a living. I mean everyone needs beautifully crafted scarves, right? All I’d need is a unique product, a large marketing team, oh and some true skill and expertise.
I digress. I love making stuff but I do get distracted:
Yes, it was half-term in The Shire. We donned our sou’westers and wellies and headed to the Jurassic Coast. It was fab-u-lous. I will not mention the unprecedented precipitation levels nor the leaky thatch. Every thunderous downpour meant time snuggled up with the crochet:
This yarn has to be the most re-fashioned and least worn of all the yarn that I have in my stash. First, it was lovingly divided into two and crafted into a single, extended double crochet, toe-up sock. One sock. When it dawned on me… If I were to wear this sock I would be treading and sweating on this expensive yarn. Away went the sock and into the cupboard went the yarn. Years, and I do mean years, later I’m considering neck attire. Since the holiday re-hash we are on to a third scarf-ly iteration and maybe, finally, I’m approaching a pleasing combination of colour placement, stitch and drape. There is the niggling worry that I’ve not got enough yarn for a very long scarf. Cowl anyone?