Some of you might remember that this year in April, while I was preparing to move my studio, I came across crochet hooks and spontaneously tried a little crochet. And somehow I didn’t stop then. I bought a book about crochet and made a lot of face cloths, amigurumi elephants and other small things. In May I then started on a “secret” crochet project where a new part of the pattern is revealed once a week. I ended up making this blanket which, for the photo, I put down in front of the bed in the reading room:
While this first “secret” blanket is not exactly representative of my usual taste, I do not regret embarking on that project: I learned a lot making all those different flowers, squares, and edges. After some flirtations with other small things I then had the idea to make a throw for the bed in our reading room. – And yesterday I finally finished it! See top photo.
The reason why I have so much time for crochet is – among other – that pretty much since May work has been extremely slow for changing reasons. It seems that every time things seem to pick up, something else came up. And so I spent more time sitting in front of the tv with some wool and a crochet hook than in my studio.
But, today both kids are in school, after two weeks of taking turns being sick, and I am actually working in my beautiful wash-house studio. – For a day, since today is the last day before half-term, two weeks of autumn holidays. – But: I made a book!
The reason for the sewing on the spine looking a little bit odd is because it’s not finished yet. (I am still in the experimental phase and don’t want to give away too much yet, but I’ll just say that it is not by accident that you see it here in a post about mostly crochet.) It is a beautiful little book of which I had difficulty making photos that look right in time for this blogpost to go live.
Just a few more notes and heads-up! for those who read until this end:
- due to the decline of the British pound the prices in my shop are currently too low. If you are quick you can make a bargain today, tonight I am going to put it into Holiday mode to take my time to have the time to make the prices fit again.
- today is the last day before half-term, and two weeks of autumn holidays with only few studio time for me is up ahead, so it will be a while until you get more news from me, I am afraid
- I ordered screenprinting supplies (tracking tells me they are currently being held by customs), and will start back in my studio hopefully with making prints! Yay!
Wishing you a wonderful autumn!