The latest addiction – I mean project – is making lovely bursts of cotton colour into handy little purses! The pattern is by ATERGcrochet on Etsy. I use Catona cotton by Scheejpes and a 2.5mm hook.
The first purse went to my friend Nadja, another in progress for my dear Mum. I wonder would there be a market for these purses, could I make my own designs and also adapt the shape to include square as well as round clasp frames?
The purse clasps were also bought on Etsy and I was impressed by how quickly they were delivered from Portugal. In fact I emailed shop owner Eva to ask why there was a small triangular gap on some of the frames (here bottom right):
I got a quick email reply to say it can be used like this:
Alongside still not quite finishing my Enchanted Mesa sleeve, I have been playing again! It has been really challenging, but so happy to be working as a freelance musician within my capabilities after a diagnosis this year of severe asthma.
In a few days a birthday and in a month I go to a two week residential asthma rehabilitation course in Sigtuna, two hours north of Stockholm…
So music and crafting, my two passions working harmoniously together: yarn harmony or, in Swedish, Garnharmoni! 🙂
Ps The roses I bought match my pink cotton (subliminal selection?) The red bouquet still wrapped in foil was a gift from the Maestro for my part playing clarinet and being Assistant Conductor to the Södertälje Symphony Orchestra.