Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Free form Cover, Pen Pots and Birthdays

I am in one of those indecisive weeks. Make Christmas decorations? Help Vicky make alpacas? More free form? You know how it is too many things I want to do so I don't do any or at least not many.
















All these pictures appear to have a blurred bit - must check the camera lens. These are crocheted around an earthen ware pot because I made some around empty baked bean cans so that we had something to put our crochet hooks in and people kept wanting to but them. We felt that we couldn't sell the cans but we can sell these.

Vicky and I discussed the things we sell last week and she suggested we try some more of the free form type things which were so popular at Fibre East so here is my first attempt:





















It is inspired by a walk around the garden -these are all autumn things, although I need to add some toad stools maybe?
It is a cover for a small photo album (I wonder if anyone uses them any more?) but it comes off and can be put on any other book of the right size.
Matt took a look and suggested that it should have a seaside theme for holiday photos so that is my next project. Perhaps I should offer custom made ones, I am sure a Granny would love one with pictures of her family in it - this is not a hint Vicky.

I have often had a feeling that crochet is not a hobby but an obsession. The feeling was absolutely confirmed this week. It was my birthday, Matthew actually went into a shop and bought me wool, Vicky bought a book of mini amigurumi patterns and a magnifier so that I can see what I am doing and Grahams present was a ticket for the Knit and Stitch Show at Ally Pally and a subscription to Inside Crochet.The only person who did not give me a crochet related gift was my Dad who sent me a cheque. I think I will spend the money at the Knit and Stitch show tomorrow!

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