Taking part in the CAL has made me question whether I can really compete (in an ability sense) with all these other crocheters who are taking part because I feel I have only really been crocheting since I retired.
But some days ago I found a few things that I made years ago, but had forgotten, that show that that maybe I know more than I think.
There is this trial square that I made from whatever odd bits of yarn I had to see if I liked the motif for a blanket that I found in a magazine. Which shows I have done popcorn stitches before.
I decided that it might have looked good in the picture (all in cream I think) but in the hand it was too big and too floppy.
And then there is the first half of a tea-cosy which is all over bobbles. So I have met them before!
This was again made from leftover yarn and I realised half way that I wouldn’t have enough to finish it.
The above must have been made about twenty years ago.
And lastly there is the first piece of crochet that I ever did. Discoloured now and I can see that my tension tightens up as I went along
but I am still pleasantly surprised that I could crochet even that well fifty years ago.
I also got a boost from being able to hang the washing out and use my new peg bag. It’s been so wet lately.
There was more washing but I hang jumpers indoors. And, yes, the passion flower is taking over the garden and will have to be severely pruned that will probably kill it but at least will let the lavatera grow further back.
But now the puzzle
I was given a whole bag of yarn the other day. I was told it contained tapestry wool, which it did.
And I may get round to using it in a few months time if I can fit it in.
there were also all these bundles of cut yarn. The pieces are about 30 inches, (75cm) in length.
Can anyone suggest a use for this? Or should I just chuck it in the bin?