Tuesday is our knit and natter day and this week it was at my home. So, I gave myself the day off (so no painting) and became the domestic goddess I occasionally aspire to and never quite attain.
After a harrowing few moments as said goddess, I reverted to my true self and went to find my crochet. I knew that my yarn cakes had become a little .... ummmm .... more like birds nests than neat yarny yummies. So what was next? Well a little winding up action of course!
that is better,
time well spent I thought too!
It also gave me good thinking time. I l♥ved doing the heart♥thon and it was great having friends who joined in. So I am giving a bit of prior notice ... I will be doing it again next year so if you want to join in, start keeping an eye out for hearts♥ and stash them somewhere in your photo-files ready for 2018 - it would be great and I bet you will be surprised how many hearts♥ you have around just waiting to be photo-ed!
I did, in between winding yummy yarn cakes, play with the colours, grading the shades and making gentle rainbows.
Is it just me or do you also love the gentle rhythm and flow of crochet? The movement of hand and yarn as I work across the row, the undulating stitch creating such movement and magic.
I am trying to be fairly random while creating flowing colours which meld into and compliment the next shade. It has lead to some furrowed thoughtful brows as subtle variations are judged and altered until... 'it feels just right'.
I have, I have to admit, made some interesting colour choices, usually at night when I am crocheting by the soft light of the standard lamp. However, unless the rows are clashing or screaming at each other, I have decided just to go with what happens. It is such a lovely organic way of creating, allowing the waves of colours to arrive almost on their own terms.
Yesterday, as I was pretending to dust and vaguely push the vacuum cleaner around, spots of sunlight tried to squeeze through the clouds. One of these glorious rays managed to light up a small corner of the room. This was just the invitation I needed to fling out my blanket and try and capture the ripply goodness that seems to be growing from my hook.
Sadly that little sunshine soon slipped back behind the grey greich of cloud, but I didn't mind - I just kept on playing with my yarns and my blanket while steadfastly ignoring the housework. It is happy to wait for me ...
It is getting there!
Thank you again for all the lovely comments over the last couple of weeks
for all the hearty♥ photos and wafflings.
I will be listing March's Scavenger Hunt list soon,
so gird your loins
(or rather your camera's loins [I keep typing lions ......!]
and be ready for our next challenge.
And if you have never joined,
why don't you give it a go :)
It is a lovely way to meet new bloggers.