June 03, 2010
I am joining in with Thursday's My Creative Space at Kootoyoo.
Following a weekend foray into DIY fix-it, I am lamenting the demise of my sewing machine. Yes, a lost screw was retrieved from the depths of the machine (and I am most grateful for reader advice - thank you all!). And yes, I did manage to reassemble her. I even miraculously preserved her ability to stitch. But in the process I introduced the sort of loud hammering that one associates more with carpentry than chain stitching. Ooops.
So I'm admitting defeat: sending the machine away; ignoring The Great Pile of Unsewn; and switching projects.
Given my current dose of inept-fumble-fingeredness, I have settled on something chunky: Kirsty's wonderful hexagonal Granny Shrug. I have never crocheted anything more than dodgy granny squares, so I am taking my instruction from her excellent video tutorial and Lara's fantastic downloadable pattern.
After a bit of experimentation (read: unravelling), I am crocheting with two stands of super bulky yarn. The work is most enjoyable, but of gargantuan proportions. See the hook up there? Its almost the diameter of your arm. And frankly, the yarn is the thickness of a garden hose.
I am feeling a bit like the tiny version of Alice down the rabbit hole ( ... and of course ever hopeful of finding a piece of cake labelled Eat Me).
Thank you very much Kirsty for hosting My Creative Space. Its great fun seeing what everyone is doing. To see who else is showing their creative space today (or to join in), head over here.
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