I’ve suddenly realised I have more WIPs (works in progress) than I thought! It all happened when I was tidying up at home. Every time I found a WIP I would carefully take it to my studio and put it on my coffee table to sort out later. I was really shocked when I found myself making too many trips to my crafty corner.
I know this has nothing to do with lack of commitment from my part or with projects being too complicated. I just love to start making new things and switching from one to another depending on my mood or where I will be doing my crocheting. For example, when I’m watching TV I usually prefer to work on my blankets (plus they keep me warm!). Sometimes I just see something on Instagram/Pinterest/blogs and I can’t stop myself from giving it a go. And I always try to take some crochet with me when I take the tube to and back from work – smaller projects such as scarfs and hats are perfect as “Tube WIPs”. Continue reading
You should’ve seen my boyfriend’s face last year when I decided to buy some yarn while we were in Madrid. He couldn’t understand why on earth I needed to buy more, especially when 1) I had loads at home, 2) I could get yarn in London and 3) our hand luggage was already fully packed with goodies. However, I somehow managed to make the case as it was super-cheap (1 euro a skein) and I had one of my “twisted” ideas in mind: to buy yarn from cities we visited so I could craft something that would remind us of our holidays/weekends away. Continue reading
When my parents came over to visit last July, my mum loved my granny blanket. So I suggested making one for her. We went together to the yarn shop and she struggled a bit trying to pick the colours she wanted… there were too many options! But we finally came back home with different shades of brown, beige and green. Continue reading
The truth is that I’ve always wanted to make a blanket. The idea of creating something my grandchildren could inherit some day might seem a bit silly, but I guess I’ve probably watched too many romantic movies. Continue reading