But, at least it's here at last, and Hubby immediately went out to get a suitable frame for it, and it's now hanging up on the living room wall :)
As I told you before, I've taken up crocheting to while away the time, and I have to say that I'm really delighted with how well I've taken to it. I know my work is still a bit rough around the edges, so-to-speak, but I'm really enjoying creating stuff that's going to be useful to loved ones.
The first things I made were a series of headband/ear-warmers for my daughter, in a variety of colours, so she can keep her head and ears warm this winter. As she's got a head full of dreads, she's finding it difficult to find anything suitable to wear around them, and my stuff has really fit the bill, I'm glad to say :)
Here's a picture of one of them:
This is made with a Dusky Lilac DK Acrylic Wool, and a 5.00mm hook.
The Yellow rose was made with the same gauge of wool and hook.
I got the patterns free from:
The Rose pattern can be found at:
I also made her my first crocheted pair of fingerless loves, which she was really happy to get, as she had just given away her only pair to a Jamaican friend she'd met up with at her latest mini festival, and who was freezing cold in our so-delightful weather. Lol
They're not perfect, but I didn't think they were too bad for my first attempt, and Brex loves them, so that's all that counts really :)
Here they are:
These were made with an Emerald Green DK Acrylic Wool and 4.00mm + 4.5 mm hooks.
I got the pattern from:
On the subject of crocheting, I've been searching the internet for projects to make, and have come up with enough stuff to keep me busy for the next 5 years! :)
I've also come across Plarn - yarn made out of all those useless carrier bags that take centuries to break down!
I actually made a big ball of it, just out of the bags we've got stored at the moment, and I plan to make a pair of long-sleeved fingerless gloves for my daughter, which she plans to use with a costume she's making for her stilt-walking/fire dancing work. We're both looking forward to see how they turn out, and I'll put a photo of them on here - that's if they turn out okay, of course! :)
One of our friends, Hannelore - a fantastic craftswoman, had made me the most gorgeous jewellery set I've ever seen - a torc necklace that fits me perfectly, and a pair of lovely dangley earrings to match.
My daughter took a picture of me wearing them, so I'm posting them for everyone to see (although the picture doesn't do them the justice they deserve) - and also a link to Hannelore's shop, where she's got some awesome stuff up for sale, in a variety of mediums, and prices - you really should have a look, as I think her stuff is amazing!:
Here's her Blog, where she shows how she makes some of her stuff, and also shows some of her artwork, which is also fantastic to see:
You can also 'meet' her at the following places:
I'm just going to finish off with a couple of pictures of my girl, waiting to do what she does best - dancing with her fire wings at the Burning Man Festival, which has just taken place in the USA :)
|Brex getting ready to perform her fire dance.|
|Brex performing in front of the Burning Man|