There are many things to learn and that you do learn when you start a new craft and for me one of the things that I have learned about when learning to crochet is blocking.
At first it all seemed very mysterious, but now it seems like second nature. Funny how things go like that isn't it. If you want to find out more about this art, I have written a tutorial which you can find here, there is also a link in my sidebar under the Crochet Patterns and Tutorials heading.
What prompted this? Well I have just this morning blocked my newest project. I am afraid that it is still rather secret, but I can show you a photo!
This is one of a series of designs that I am working on. There are some more to come in this series so I haven't decided yet whether to wait and release them all together or one at a time. Of course the main deciding factor will actually be getting the pattern written up which I find takes as long as it takes to crochet the item.
I work by actually crocheting and having the yarn and hook in my hand and figuring it out as I go. Then I write down what I actually do. This is good and works for me, but it makes writing up patterns hard because I have to sort of reverse engineer what I have done, write it up, check it, add photos, formatting etc etc etc. You get the gist I am sure!!
For many years when I couldn't sleep I would lay in bed and design my ideal (as in wild fantasy) house. It wasn't anything that flashy or large, but it was very nice! I have it all planned in my head. Which I am sure is where it will stay. That is fine with me, I don't have to clean it if it is just in my head.
Nowadays though I lay in bed and design crochet in my head!!! I can actually bring these things to life - well, sort of when I have figured out how to make them reality which is much harder than imagining them. Designing houses and crochet are both very satisfying, but it is good to see the crochet become reality!
Well, I have waffled on long enough about this I am sure. When I decide what to do about the patterns I will let you know.
Hope that you are having a good start to your week and that you enjoy learning new things in general, and to do with any crafts that you do, and that you have some good things to daydream about and perhaps bring into reality too!
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