My other on-going project is teaching myself to crochet. It all began a few months ago when I found some great vintage crochet patterns and thought it would be good to have a quiet hobby. I am constantly being reminded how noisy my sewing is by the boys in the house. But until I get my own space and can move the sewing machine out of the dining room they will just have to put up with it. So anyway, I thought that crochet would be a nice quiet pastime for the wintry evenings. I have an old textbook that gave the basics and also looked up a few sites on the web, but so far I am yet to complete even a simple granny square. I must be holding it all wrong as my hands start aching after an hour or so, and I have trouble keeping count of all the stitches. So after many weeks all I have made is a teeny tiny little square piece that Lottie is now using as a blanket for her Little People.
I even bought this beautiful book, Candytots, when I first started and thought I would be able to whip up one of these little items before the end of this winter. I was hoping it would be the vest for mister monster. But now reality has hit and I am thinking I will have to get my lovely step mother to give me a few lessons, and then maybe if I work on it really hard I will have finished the little vest for next winter.
I just love everything in this book. But here are some of my favourites. Sorry about the bad pics, but you can still see how gorgeous everything is.