Thursday, 31 October 2013

After finishing two blankets in fairly quick succession -- certainly quick for me! -- I have sneaked in a quick little project in the form of Attic24's Striped Wristlets.

The weather is getting colder, but normal gloves are awkward when it comes to using mobile phones and cameras. I do have a pair of fingerless gloves I bought a year or so ago, but they shrank when I threw them in the washing machine. I bought them in Accessorise and thought they were acrylic, but then ended up child-size!

So here is my latest WIP. I almost finished one glove yesterday, just crocheting in short breaks between brushing up my knowledge of CSS to teach to my students. Colour choice is due to me using up yarn from the blanket I made for my Dad.

Attic 24 simple wrist warmer in progress

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

As I think I've mentioned here before, until a few weeks ago, I thought I was more or less retired and had started lots of crochet projects to keep myself occupied. I then uttered the fateful words, (in relation to clearing and decorating Dad's bungalow so we can put it on the market), "I'm not working now. I don't have anything particular to do. I can take it on as my project." Unfortunately for all my free time, the universe was listening and totally out of the blue, found a teaching job for me. Though it's part-time, with just 10 hours of teaching a week, because I haven't taught any of the courses before, it's taking hours each week to get up to speed with the topics, prepare lesson plans and prepare presentations and handouts. I was determined not to abandon the crochet, however, because I find it very soothing, though obviously progress slowed right down and I've had to re-think all the things I wanted to make for Christmas presents. I will still make them, but I'll forget about deadlines and do them as random gifts throughout the year instead. Anyway, here is the latest completed project, which is a lap blanket for my Dad. Dad's corner-to-corner blanket Dad's corner-to-corner blanket