When the overwhelming feeling of brain ache looms, I have to do small easy projects that keep my mind ticking over. Something that doesn’t involve the brain ache that pattern writing brings. The most relaxing thing about crochet is when you really get into a rythmn and you aren’t constantly counting stitches. This is quite hard when you are a beginner and a perfectionist… Especially when working on something tricky. Sometimes the sheer enjoyment of picking up your hook and doing some crochet is just what you need. In the early days, my mistakes in projects were a learning curve, nowadays, I have to be a perfectionist for quality control purposes! So it’s nice to pick up easy patterns, to kick back and relax with.
And finally, the next few weeks I will be working up a ripple blanket commission. It will be huge, so I won’t bore you too much with photos of it! I worked up the first stripe and couldn’t decide to do five large stripes or more smaller stripes. We finally decided apon smaller stripes, the lovely lady who this will be going to live with pointed out that once folded you would see more colour variety with smaller stripes. I’m a little in love with this one, again the ripple is so relaxing to make, you get into a rythmn and you’re away!