Despite my whinging that I don’t have enough time, I completed another two necklaces, and have plans for something very exciting on the yarn front…
(the green/blue one is currently tied at the back: I had planned on a button closure, but I kinda like it tied. The one on the right sits to one side when worn. The flower is a peony- these lovely flowers are coming into bloom in our garden now)
My Grand Plan: I bought a “Crochet Circle Vest or Shrug” pattern from Craftsy because it was driving me mad trying to figure how it was made (oh, how clever it is)
So, with the yarn I bought from My Mummy Knits, I am going to make one (a small one for Grace for starters to get a feel of what I’m doing)
Sadly, even looking at the pattern makes my eyes swim (the pattern would be completely perfect if there had been some photos/diagrams) so I have worked out how to make it and I hope to start tonight (I could rue the error of my ways yet by my non-pattern-reading but we will see)
Along with reading (or trying to!!) the book of crochet blocks (as part of my Grand Plan), I started “A Book of Bees” (thanks Ginny!) So far, it is super. We need to start working the hive again, and no doubt there will be a swarm soon, so I want to get some “backgound information” on the bees: I have read the how-to manuals and the history etc, but this is something different; I’m really enjoying it.
So I’m off to see what everyone else has in their work baskets over at Small Things…
Hey Emily I have that same book! Love your necklaces : )
That circle shrug looks so interesting and I hope the pattern reading will flow for you, sometimes it just takes a while to get your head into it I find. Can’t wait to see it progress, it looks like such a fun wear xx
love the necklaces – you are right, the tie on the green one looks lovely.
too bad I am not around the corner, I would translate the pattern for you – LOL! I definitely read patterns and got used to ‘reading’ pictures when using all the Portuguese pattern mags and books I brought back on my last few trips to the Acores.
(if it gets too bad, scan and email to me 😉 )