Woo! 2013! Do we think it’s going to be a good year?
This wasn’t originally going to be the first post of the year. I already, in fact, had written one ready to go… but it relates to my super secret thing that I have been working on, which is a present for someone so I can’t publish it until after I have given it.
Just in case she sees it.
It’s awesome by the way.
But then I also wasn’t planning on being off work today, but I was on call last night and was up most of the night, so can’t go to work today. I also couldn’t sleep, so thought I would practice some crochet.
I bought The Complete Guide to Crochet, a Magbook by the publishers of Inside Crochet Magazine, while I was at the supermarket the other day, but was purposefully preventing myself from looking through it until I had finished my other project so I didn’t get distracted!
I flicked through it and saw a couple of things I would like to make, there are some clothing items like crochet wellie liners (tartan!), bags, home type items like doorstops… But the first thing I decided to look at was a hook roll.
One of my Christmas presents this year from Mother M was a set of crochet hooks:
They came in a little case, but I have a couple of extra hooks that I already had that won’t fit in, and it just ain’t that pretty!
The hook roll is made up of little granny squares, attached to the main part, for extra crafty decoration, so I thought I would practice making one of those with some of the wool I already had, especially as it involved changing colours between rounds:
Note bad for a first go I think, but the centre is too loose and so it doesn’t sit flat. I have to make 2 of this size, and 5 smaller ones….. But I think it will look cute once it is done!