Thursday, August 22, 2013

made by hand..

It's always nice to have a little project on the go.  However, I've come to realise I'm not so good with creations that carry on and on for seasons, though I like the idea of eventually having a beautiful piece that will be treasured and kept for generations.  One that my children will talk about fondly as they remember how many winters I'd sit and crochet this family favourite.  So maybe one day I'll finish that ripple blanket started so long ago.

For me, for now, it's quick fixes and instant gratification.  I like to do the speedy projects that don't take too much brain power, just keep my hands busy for a little while at a time, photograph, gift/sell/store and move on.

I love the simplicity of the basic treble and double crochet stitches repeated over and over.  I almost never (okay, never!) follow a pattern.  I didn't realise how impatient I was until I started to craft.  I'll get an idea in my head and make it up as I go, just to see it done.  Which is most likely why I can never create the exact same piece twice!  Perhaps one day I'll take the time, I'd really like to teach myself to knit day.

This shell stitch cowl/hood was a newy for me, and I loved making it so much I couldn't work fast enough making more and more.  

Now it's back to the comfort, familiarity and classic style of the basic treble repeated over and over and over...

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