Usually, I see a pattern that I like on Ravelry and I add it to my
insanely ambitious far too long queue and it marinates there for years a while until I get around to casting it on. However, when I saw this Wrap around crochet bracelet I had to cast on immediately.
It took me a while to get the hang of it, and I’m still not entirely convinced that I’ve done it exactly right, but I love how it turned out.
The seeds are a Japanese seed bead mix that I’ve had for a while now. I bought them when we were living in South Africa (so they are at least 3 years old) and didn’t end up using them for the project I had them in mind for as they were too small for the yarn.
This thread is 100% silk handspun, Navajo-plied (three ply). I used a 1.75 mm hook so it’s smaller than the original pattern.
It’s too hot to wear here, but I’m hoping to get some use out of it when we visit cooler climates (where you don’t sweat all the time).
I’m still trying to decide if it’s beautiful and cool or really rather daggy.
Gorgeous Girl has requested one for herself. She raided the bead and yarn stashes and came up with a silver bead, purple yarn combo. It’s in progress.
I was going to show you a crochet blanket that I was working on. However, when I laid it out to take a photo I discovered that it was turning into a pyramid, going in at both sides. Obviously I have a problem with blankets. It’s been frogged and restarted using a different (hopefully fool-proof) pattern.
On the agenda for today is finishing a dress for a certain Gorgeous Girl.
We are currently without water. Fortunately I’d had a shower and made a pot of coffee before it went off so I’m feeling half-way human. And there is 15 litres of drinking water in the cupboard. What? You don’t stockpile bottled water at your place?