okay so in my mad dash to give the presents I made I forgot to take photo’s of most of them, not too good at this blogging malarky. I did remember to get a shot of the bracelet I made for a friend, it’s another in the Woodland theme so very similar to my other ones, but I added some berry coloured buttons this time for and Autumn feel. I love the colours at this time of year, such a variety, bright but with that soft muted edge that comes with the fading light.

Crotchet has always been a weird craft for me, I enjoy doing it but there’s little of the finished items I see that inspire me to make them or anything like them. I love the fabric it makes but I think it better suits throws and shawls rather than garments. I have a very nostalgic memory of my mother crocheting in winter to use up yarn scraps. She never really new how to follow a crotchet pattern but did now a few basic stitches. She would make the biggest Granny squares ever, big enough of a bed spread. She always started off doing it correctly but always ended up almost crotchet in the round, just an endless spiral of what I think English terms call shell stitch. So since Autumn is here I thought I would follow in my mother’s footstep and started a blanket. Please forgive my tension on this one, I’ve paid no heed to the weight of yarn I’ve used just the colours, which obvioulsly effects tension.

This is far from finished but wanted to share with folks as progress goes along.