Allow me to introduce you to my new love – crochet!
If you are in any way skilled in this craft, you will notice that I spent the first half of my crocheting life doing it a bit wrong and making things very difficult for myself.
Note to self: when you reach the end of a row – turn your creation over. Do not attempts to crochet back in the opposite direction on the same side. It works, but it’s really difficult.
One phone call to my mum later and my life has become so much easier. The bottom bit looks a lot less dreadful in real life, and I think it’ll all be ok when it’s finished (a bit of interest, no?). It’s going to be a snood, so I should be able to just turn the thing round to make the weird bit less visible.
I bought the yarn from the Bascule branch of Veritas in Brussels, home to some of the worst customer service in Belgium (I know, hard to believe), mostly because it was called Laura and the colour was so nice. I think it’s 80% acrylic 20% wool.
As I write this, Alfie has fallen asleep on top of the snood. Looks like project number two is going to be making a nice cushion for him to nap on.