I lost some of my crafting 'mo-jo' over the summer -
It seemed far too hot to work on large woolly projects,
then I lost interest in a smaller-scale crochet bag.
The darker evenings and horrible weather have had one bonus -
I've picked up my hooks again!
Since the beginning of the month I've made these children's blankets.
(My Mum knows some-one who hands them out as part of a Charity project)
I make them with a large hook and chunky wool - so they grow quickly and are soft and snuggly..
I also made my first ever 'wave' pattern scarf.
I gave it too my younger niece as a birthday present because the colour was perfect for her and I know that she loves long 'Doctor Who' style scarves.
I've also finished my latest granny square throw.
I've just got to get through the process of finishing off all those ends...
I've learnt a lot about picking up stitches, keeping my work neat and changing direction in this throw.
It's not perfect - but I'm pleased with the overall effect.
I'm wondering whether I've got the confidence to try making a jumper next. I used to design my own knitting patterns so I've got some idea of where to start in terms of shape and tension. The wave pattern scarf has also convinced me that I can work neatly in lines as well as squares, which is probably key to making something to wear. I love making the big, chunky charity blankets while we are travelling to work, but it would be nice to have a evening project for myself too.
In the meanwhile, I still don't feel like finishing the crochet bag. Isn't it funny how some projects seem doomed to lurk for months at the bottom of the craft bag....!
PS - Yes - I really do play the harp! It's been part of my life for so long that I rather take it for granted - but it is a rather nice thing to have in the corner of the lounge!!! Thank you for all your lovely comments on the last post.