and my project page here: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/merrystitcher/tribe
but these were straightened beautifully by this blocking. And below is the titchy sleeve!
I HAVEN'T ENOUGH IN MY 50 G SCHEEPJESWOL single ball from Delft years ago.
But the holes are too big in the border, though I like the curved hem edge.
I need one that can be worked lenghtways creating length''as you go ''as measuring and then making a length always goes slightly awry in my experience.
From left to right these are called:
I then tried the filet points in AIDA 5 from Anchor but don;t like it, smaller, looser and too hard and stiff.
Then again it will keep me occupied and happy for many months. Below is the tension sample in KATIA PANAMA in a really gorgeous blue for Rowan's KOS pattern- yep I seem to be on a run of Rowan crochet patterns, but Tribe was free online and I just adored it from day 1 - to see as well as make- and KOS was acquired via Simply Crochet magazine #6.
This is the KOS pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kosI only bought the panama in Masons the other week, less than a month ago! And for Tribe I went and bought the Patons 4 ply especially too. This is NOT using up my stash? But then the turquoise beaded bolero DID do just that recently. I think I'll take KOS as a project for our French PCL camping holiday which is starting in a few days.
Camping, being fully catered for, FRANCE, possibly sunshine and white water canoe-ing on a fabulous river in a famous gorge what more could I want???
I've been wanting to do just this since 1976- giving the game away there, oops- but my parents wouldn;t let me. At last I get to go and take my teen lovelies.
So why oh why am I feeling so BLUE? As blue as all this yarn and fabric..
I was looking forward to it last week, but today/ this weekend all I have been wanting to do is find a corner to curl up in and cry. Cry my heart out.
Could this be the b****ed hormones again?
It's not my feet which are still hurting and mean I can;t dance at all at the moment.
And I'm really feeling so very lucky because I have new shoes, new sunglasses, new books to read for the holiday, the KIRARA and some more new yarn purchases ( oh hoarder extra ordinaire - moi)
and and and... JJ has been brilliant and even treated me to a sat nav at last! As I'll be driving from here to Dover then Calais to Dijon and Dijon to Montpellier.
TOM TOM here I come, even though new gadgets are both exciting and a bit intimidating and scary these days....
So what is it then? Lack of exercise and fresh air due to the dodge feet? A dread of the summer being over soon and the days shortening already? It's dark before 9 pm now when it used to be light at 10:15pm.
Having to walk the dogs earlier and earlier as Pips doesn;t like the dark.
It could be low blood sugar, that always affects me opthalmically but I have eaten lots recently. Yep gained about a stone too and yet still the tears threaten and come unwanted and in unguarded moments. Torrents.
That's it. JJ is a love and of all things with a tan and having lost weight and treated himself to lots of new clothes recently: he's just so scrummy( = real good-lookig fella) looking now.
But he wont hug, wont hold me and I am to be thankful if I manage to steal a peck on the cheek a week.
The *** has been absent now for 3 years and 8 months: since January 2010.
I thought I could cope but I'm getting to my limit I think.
If only there was affections - even in small doses- then maybe I could cope better?
There's a coldness, brrrrrrr freezing really. I don;t think it;s intentional, just after his car crash and brain damage - slight- it's the way it is? And now this Friday he announces he's been discharged, he's discharged himself. No more counselling. No more medication. 4 years since that awful car crash and 20 years of us being together. But I felt like he's handed his depression straight onto me.
I had hope that counselling etc would bring the old JJ back? Even a little bit of him?
I miss that one. We had such fun. and pre- kids the *** was just amazing, fabulous, wonderful.
So what do I do now? I've lost? HOPE?
Is this why I am such a hopeless hoarder? I buy stuff I don't need and don;t have time to make?
Crochet is my displacement activity, keeping me focused and ''happy'', while watching TV/ I-player/films.