I really enjoy knitting and doing my crochet in public places… it makes a nice change from my rocking chair. On the bus, at a cafe, on my lunchbreak in the cafeteria at polytech… a change of scenery really is as good as a holiday when it comes to yarnplay… but often my friends and acquaintances can think its a bit strange. Knitting they could tolerate, but crochet is just a little too… too nana really. So it was a surprise for some of my classmates the other day when I showed up to polytech in these beautiful creations:I love these mitts shamelessly.
The pattern for the skull I found here: http://crochetyourselfhappy.blogspot.com/2009/09/day-of-dead-crochet-skull-pattern.html It was relatively easy to make and I’m actually really excited by the fact that I CAN make it because I have a real problem following instructions. Recipes, music, knitting patterns… I just can’t follow, but for some reason I can do crochet patterns! The sense of accomplishment is huge!
So all of a sudden, in my classmates eyes, crochet graduated from not-so-cool to kinda-bad-ass.
Did you know how utterly ridiculously expensive coffee plungers are? I was truly shocked. This one was $35 from the Warehouse. Still pretty steep.
So to celebrate this wonderful gift, which allows us to enjoy a coffee together instead of my-go-then-your-go in our baby plunger, I celebrated by creating this:I’m particularly enamoured with the bobble-edging around the place-mat and the cozy… I love bobble-edging and do as much as I can get away with. And I love this. It was an exciting creation which only took about 4 hours to complete. Huge thanks to crochet yourself happy who posted her pattern for free, she’s a legend!