ADD and crafting…

Well. Writers “joke” about having a Muse who keeps feeding them tales to spin, but really, I think this applies to any craft.

I kid you not – this morning I’m busy knitting a shrug for my daughter (which, to be frank, is slow-going), and now I’ve got an idea to design something in crochet for a friend (after she’s come up with the paper design, at least), and to either knit or crochet a jacket for myself and my daughter (because it’s COLD here today).

Oh. Did I mention that I’ve already got two knitting and one crochet project in my craft bag? We won’t mention the countless story ideas I have on my computer – there’s an excuse for those: I have work to do.

Really!

Oh, and yes, I have been diagnosed with ADD previously, but I suspect this is something rather more serious…

Toothless (Night Fury – How to Train your Dragon)

A friend of mine found a crochet pattern for Toothless (online here), the fabulous Night Fury from the movie How to Train your Dragon. As she doesn’t crochet, she asked for a volunteer, and I put my hand up.

So work commenced on 21 June, and this is the beginning.

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On 21st July I finally had all the parts of Toothless crocheted, ready for assembly.

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Then it was on to stitching him up. Tail, legs, wings….

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And now the final product….

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Knitting and Crocheting

At the start of the year I, for some strange reason I haven’t yet quite figured out, started up knitting and crocheting after many years of doing neither. Over the last six months or so I’ve completed quite a few projects.

Some of them are:

Baby blanket 15 Feb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baby blanket, crocheted, completed 15 Feb.

Owl 8 Apr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Owl, crocheted, completed 8 April.

Toddler Slippers 22 May

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slippers for toddler, knitted, completed 22 May.

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Slippers for adult, knitted, completed 25 May.

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Box, crocheted, completed 18 June.

These aren’t the only things I’ve done. There’s one more baby blanket – I don’t have access to those photos at the moment – and I have three works-in-progress, but I’ll be keeping them under wraps for now.