Too many WIPs?

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

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My Madrid Blanket

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