On Monday there was another quake. 5.7, then a 6.3. I'm ok, my house is fine. One of my best friends has effectively lost his home. At least this time only one lost their life. At the moment we're playing the waiting game while the Uni decides what to do about exams . . . I've been trying to study, but not much luck so far, it's hard to concentrate without knowing what's going to happen and in constant aftershocks. But we're ok.
Anyways, after that slightly gloomy beginning, I did finish my slouchy hat! My second crochet project. It really is so slouchy, even after I took out a couple of rows. But I love it, especially the colour.
The pattern is Brooke's Slouchy Hat on Ravelry. I used two and a bit balls of Naturally Loyal Aran 10 ply (100% wool).
I think my crochet is coming along. I admit I frogged on my first attempt, but I wasn't that far in and I got back to where I'd been up to within an hour.
I can crochet!! I still can't believe how easy it was to learn. It's the first craft I've truly taught myself from scratch without a physical person to guide me along. I guess I should be thankful that we live in a world of youtube videos. I have an old needlework book that I picked up at a second hand book sale that had pictures, but I don't think I ever would have got it if I'd just tried to follow them. Now I can already single, double and treble crochet without even thinking about it. Wow!
So what's the next project on the list? Exams, if we still have them. Though I was in the bookstore today and picked up a book on blackwork embroidery. . . so stunning and so simple! I have a couple of free patterns I downloaded a while ago, maybe I should give them a try. I also want to knit a cable scarf soonish as a present for someone. We shall see.
I may be linking up to these lovely ladies!
That's all for now,