…on mistakes, fixing and fudging…

A few weeks ago I was having a conversation with my husband, and he said to me – “it’s your first attempt. You do realise you don’t need to be perfect straight up, don’t you?”. I took his comment back to the board, and we laughed for approximately 300 years. It’s kind of cute how even after 17 years he […]

…wip wednesday – deck the halls…

It’s very rare that I can throw out a “would it be crazy to…” suggestion, and get back anything other than “of course not you should totally do it”. In January, however, as I was planning my school year, I finally hit upon the idea that deserved a “maybe”. In fairness, that maybe was, more correctly, “maybe, but you should […]

…i scream you scream…

With three blanket finishes under my belt in quick succesion, crochet has become a well established part of my evening routine. I thought, though, I was ready for a change back to knitting, and so I started a knitted blanket – and promptly hated it and pulled it apart. The idea of a new blanket went on the back burner […]

…well that socks…

At the end of last year, as I raced to tick off as much of my 202020 list as I could, I ordered myself some sock yarn. I started a pair of Fine & Dandy socks, but in the end, failed to get them finished in time to count towards my 2020 tally. I powered through the first sock, and […]

…a golden duck…

Last year, my 100 Days project was a roaring success. I’m not sure if it was the lockdown boredom, or the low stakes goal of each day, but it worked. When contemplating this year’s options, I kicked around a few ideas, but kept coming back to the idea of another blanket, a rework of my sunrise stripe sampler. I decided […]

…marvelous mandala…

Aside from a couple of nasty heat wave weeks, January so far has been quite cool compared to normal. With most of my handwork projects wrapped up, I was left with just my mandala blanket to work on. Thankfully, the cooler weather meant I was able to continue making progress on it of an evening, and for the first time, […]

…sock it to me…

Back when I first revisited my 202020 list, one of the easiest options seemed to be “two pairs of socks”. I picked up some yarn at spotlight, pre-treated it ready for some natural dyeing, and then realised it wasn’t going to work as well as I thought. I put the idea on the backburner, and moved on to other projects. […]

…UFOvember….

Part of crafting, is that not everything turns out perfectly. I am somewhat of a perfectionist at times, but depending on what I am making, I try to lean into the charm of the imperfect, and not let the pursuit of perfect freeze my progress. Obviously there are times I need to rework things and fix up problems. Clothes to […]

…WIP Wednesday…

Since finishing the 100 Days project, I’ve tried to stick with my newly formed daily crochet habit. For the most part, I’ve succeeded. There have absolutely been days I haven’t picked up my hook, but more days than not, I have added at least something to my Atlanticus mandala blanket. In the early days, it was easy to smash out […]

…gingerbread sweater…

Back in May, 6 weeks into isolation, none of my existing projects were doing a lot to hold my attention. When our days were so very same-old-same-old, to then sit down to the same old project was just a rut too far. Or, well, that’s my excuse, anyway. Let’s just pretend I’m not a compulsive project starter, pandemic or no […]