Monday, 13 June 2011

New old project

You know when something doesn't quite work out? You plan for it, look forward to it, get everything sorted out and prepared, but somehow, life gets in the way and it just doesn't happen. No movement, no progress. About 10 months ago, I posted about this project I had in mind. I'd bought the yarn in a hurry so that I could take it on holiday. Hours were to be spent on trains, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to get some crochet done.

But life had other plans for me. Hot weather and busy holiday-ness meant crochet was at the back of my mind, or more specifically, at the bottom of my suitcase for the following weeks. Then came autumn and winter, and it just seemed daft to work on a summer project. So I put it away and that was that.

More recently, I made a list of various projects I wanted to complete in the near future, and that project crept up again. I'd bought the yarn after all, I couldn't and wouldn't let it go to waste. I finished my tapestry project, the round cushion, even made a cushion insert using the sewing machine, did some birdie cards. I had to face up to it, it was time to start on the project. Nowhere to turn. I couldn't avoid it any longer.

So what did I do? Totally embraced it. I'm showing it to you now, and the back is actually already finished! It's grown quite quickly really, this has taken me just 10 days to do. Now, before I loose my crochet mojo, I plan on finishing this presto. Wish me luck, it's my first garment after all.

My two worries? That it'll look rubbish on me and that I might be running a little low on yarn... Fingers crossed hey?


The Girl said...

Oooh you big tease! I want to see it in all its glory!

This is very exciting, would love to make an actual crochet garment but not sure I'm ready for that step just yet, can't wait to see how yours has turned out!

Lucy said...

Looks very intricate, can't wait to see it :)

The Curious Cat said...

What's it going to be? What's it going to be?!!! xxx Looks really pretty though whatever it

Heather said...

It's very beautiful, I want to stroke it and feel the cottonny goodness.
Sorry for not commenting for ages, I totally meant to congratulate you on your awesome cushions earlier. They're really fab and I love them - also am very impressed that you made the inner for the round one as well, get you!

Toffeeapple said...

I'm holding my breath that you'll have enough yarn to finish it - I want to see it when done please.

Monica said...

glorious colour! (what is it?)