Thursday, January 29, 2015

Its me again

I was getting ready for Helfa Gelf last time I posted, it went well and I sold quite a few things, but I have decided its not for me, and I won't be participating in the future.
The last few years have been great mainly due to the lovely ladies I was exhibiting with in Arial Arts.

Making things to sell is not what I am about,  I like to create as the mood takes me and have lots of ideas for the next few months.

Not much creativity in the last couple of months as I went down with the virus that seems to be affecting everyone this winter, it lasted over 7 weeks and then Christmas was upon us.

 I have decided it is time for me to learn to crochet properly, I can do the stitches, but they never went where I wanted them to go, it is those darn turning chains that get me.
I saw the cosy blanket on
Attic 24 and decided to make one.

My yarn arrived in its own Organza bag.

I chose my own colours and they fit perfectly in my felt basket.

Next step was to wrap the colours around some pegs and put them in order

Ordered some soft grip crochet hooks, so no excuse now.

I saw a good tip on Create and Craft TV, when making a foundation chain, use a hook one size up to create the chain.
I can't tell you how many times I tried to count 198 chains, something or someone distracted me every time, so finally yesterday I did this

I pinned every 10th chain, odds are I am still one short or one too many

and now onto the next this space :)


Heather said...

I can do crochet stitches too but following a pattern is a different story. Love the colours you are working with. Best of luck!

Carol McFee said...

That is my problem Heather, I can do the stitches but the turning chains are the problem, determined to master it this year :)

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