Long time, no blog. It has been a period of ups and downs healthwise, hence radio silence over the past months. I am glad to say that my constant companion – crafting with yarn – has been a big help.
I thought I would share my latest project – a crochet poncho that I found on Ravelry.
It was the perfect outlet for some crochet practice in a variety of stitches and a bit of improv in colour, as my stash of cotton allowed.
This is a great idea by Stacey Daze on Ravelry and it is not at all prescriptive in how it should be made.
this is a fun project and cosy and rather stylish to wear! I already had a compliment from a stranger sitting nearby at an outdoor cafe. She noticed that I was surreptitiously tucking in a few loose ends (I only finished it today) so did quite an “unStockholm” thing and she started a conversation. She asked if I’d made it myself and was impressed when I said that I had. Things were going really well until I noticed that I had managed to get bird poo on it, on this sunny first outing. The gardens where I was having fika (Swedish for drinking coffee) attract a lot of feathered opportunists looking for a few cake crumbs to nibble on or, apparently, to use large woolly targets as en suite facilities.
I actually find a lot of people speak to me, especially if I have a knitting or crochet project on the go. Also I think it is because of my “charming” English accent while speaking Swedish. Or maybe I just have that kind of face. Who knows?
Anyway, check out the Ravelry link above and get creative!