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.
Oh, and yes, I have been diagnosed with ADD previously, but I suspect this is something rather more serious…
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.
On 21st July I finally had all the parts of Toothless crocheted, ready for assembly.
Then it was on to stitching him up. Tail, legs, wings….
And now the final product….
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, crocheted, completed 15 Feb.
Owl, crocheted, completed 8 April.
Slippers for toddler, knitted, completed 22 May.
Slippers for adult, knitted, completed 25 May.
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.