I’ve been breaking the cardinal rule of blogging a lot recently. One must blog regularly, and I have been rather sporadic with my posts over the last couple of months. This is partly to down to my previous post and feeling a little uninspired.
Another reason for being so quiet is I’ve been hiding away in a lovely holiday cottage in South Wales for a week, switching off from the world and enjoying a much slower pace of life.
I’ve returned to London feeling energised and refreshed, so at the weekend I picked up my tunisian crochet and gave it another go.
I’ve scrapped the pattern I was working on. I decided it was far too complicated for me to follow as a beginner to the technique, so I’ve picked something from a book I bought recently on tunisian crochet and I have to say things are going really well!
I can’t talk too much about what I’m making at the moment as it is a gift for a friend who got married recently, so unfortunately I can’t share any photos of my progress (although there may be a few sneak peaks on Instagram, my username is rusty_fj).
What I will share are my thoughts and opinions on tunisian crochet so far.
1) It’s slow going! I don’t know if it’s because it is a new technique and I’ve yet to find my rhythm, or the fact that each row has two parts to it, but on average I’m managing to complete 6 rows every evening once I get home from work. I’m working 149 stitches to a row, and if I was doing ordinary crochet I’d be a lot faster at it.
2) A lot of yarn is needed for something that in my eyes is still quite small. I was quite surprised to reach the end of a 100g ball of yarn after only 26 rows. I’m a little worried I’ll have to buy some more yarn to finish it off.
3) I love the look and texture of the stitches. I have to say that what I’m producing looks pretty amazing, and is something that wouldn’t look out of place in the home department of a department store.
I’ll continue to update you on my progress, and promise I will try and get back to a regular schedule of posts. In the meantime, here are some of the highlights from my recent trip to Wales: