I have been invaded by UFOs for the last couple of months. I bounce happily along with a project for a few weeks, suffer crochet fatigue, abandon it and merrily start a new one. But the UnFinished Objects call me, begging me to come back and finish them, to ignore the siren song of that lovely new cardigan pattern but I have got awfully good at ignoring their pleas recently. Months later I come across a folorn UFO squashed up in a bag and either grit my teeth and finish the damn thing or start unravelling it in horror. This is a very long way of justifying why I haven’t posted anything here since May. I just haven’t been inspired enough to finish anything exciting – including the shrug I was writing about in my last post. Oh dear.
To prove I haven’t been totally idle, however, I have taken some photos of two things I actually finished and a work in progress which is about to take on a new form.
Two quick projects which did manage to hold my fickle attention were the Doctor Who filet crochet charts generously put on the web by Meredee on Live Journal. I had never done any big pieces of filet crochet before and the TARDIS is frankly wonky
but I was very pleased with K9. I think I had really got the hang of it by then. (Which is more than can be said for my photography skills. I really should get Mr Crochethook to take the pictures for me. His hands don’t shake.)
I found filet crochet quite relaxing once I got into the rhythm of the open and closed meshes. I am not sure I would have the patience to do it in lace weight yarn though. Double Knit was fiddly enough.
And now, may I introduce the amazing morphing project. It began as a blanket of granny hexagons but is shortly to be ripped apart and rearranged as a cushion cover… When I get the time… If I don’t see something I think might be more fun to make first… OK, that’s what I think I am going to do with it. Pretty though, isn’ it?
See? Not totally idle.