Nina Nixon

Journal

I'm Nina, a photographer, film maker and forever wanderer.  Passionate about nature, the great outdoors and all of life's adventures.  This is the place where I keep all my 'field notes'

Crochet...revisited




Can you remember this piece of crochet and when I last posted about it...no?  Maybe if I gave you a clue!

If you've been following my ramblings for over the past two years you may have a chance of guessing correctly. 

Any idea?

Well I know in my head it's been eyeing me up for quite some time, taunting me with the 'hello - yes I'm still sat here waiting for you to do something...anything with me - plllllease!'  

I guessed in my head it was roughly a year ago, eighteen months at a push.  So I looked back at the archives because let's face it, my blog is one of a lifestyle variety and I post about pretty much most things we do - especially if it includes crafting and crochet of the lovely pastel kind.

Tuesday October 19th 2010 was the last time I blogged about the yarn and crochet I was attempting to do something with - a blanket to be precise so it's not even that big a deal, but 2010....oh my word!

I knew I had got fed up with the whole crochet thing, but that's a pretty long time to have a WIP...even for me and my 'can't be bottomed' ways.

But when I was told to rest - absolutely - the boredom kicked in big time and let's face it, there are only so many magazines you can read before tedium sets in.  So I eyed the big basket of yarn with the half finished blanket on top and thought 'maybe!'  Though my first panic was 'can I even remember?' and 'where do I begin?'.

It was a cinch to be honest.  As soon as I picked up that hook again the memory of it all came flooding back - like riding a bike I guess.  I wish the same rule applied to roller skates though - I used to be so blooming fabulous on a set of skates!

Anyway.  The moths may of nibbled at a few strands on the balls of wool - thank goodness not the blanket itself - and all in all I have to say after three weeks of hooking away I've now run out of yarn and am on my last row to completion.  Of course there is all the tying in and that may take another two years, but it can still be used in the meantime.

This piece of crochet has not only kept me warm over the past month, but also kept me company when I needed it the most....thank gawd for that!