Saturday, 29 May 2010

Procrastination and Crochet

I have dithered for weeks now about what to do for a 'One Year WOYWW Anniversary Project' and it seems as if I could procrastinate for England!
Today, with ideas floating around my mind, but nothing finalised to the point where I knew exactly what I would be doing, I finally made a start. Obviously I cannot reveal anything until Wednesday but here's a peek at some of the mess the project involved.

And, yes, I used my Cuttlebug, but that's all I'm going to say.
I am a great procrastinator, even more so when there's no deadline to meet. For example, I have a plain T-shirt that shrank slightly in the wash, but I do not want to throw it away. I would like to 'decorate' it myself. Maybe with a bit of crochet. Well, it's taken me a year to get around to borrowing some books from the Library to get ideas for a border around the hem of the T-shirt. So now I'm getting there, but then I'm distracted by the lovely flowers I could create and the patterns for Irish Crochet ...... see, I'm doing it again.
So, this evening I took myself in hand and dug out some cotton and crochet hooks to practice a couple of borders.

I think this will look good but the yarn is too thick and there's not enough of it, so once again it has to wait. 
I know my husband will say 'Why bother? Buy another T-shirt' especially as he was the one who shrank it! But I'm sure you know what I mean when I say, it's a challenge and when it's done I can say to myself  'I made that'.
Something I discovered how to do from the library books is a technique of crocheting over thin wire so that flower petals can be shaped and bent to look more life-like. That sounds like something I should try. And crochet on canvas, that sounds interesting too.
But they should probably wait until after I've made that T-shirt border!

1 comment:

  1. Oh do show us the T shirt when its done - it sounds great!!



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