I have been lured over to the dark side, and started crocheting again. This little fellow just amused me!
This is another craft that is so different from when I first learnt (more years ago than I care to remember). Amigurumi pets are cute!
The octopus pattern is a free download on khookcreations.wordpress.com. If you do visit the website, you will see that the plain coloured ones are more effective. That will teach me to grab the first bit of thread I come across…
Tatting is also keeping me busy. This is a tatted collar ‘Eunice’ from Tatting Patterns by Lyn Morton
I had problems with this pattern from the start. It really didn’t want to lie flat. There is also quite a difference between the written description of the first row and the photograph in the book.
I did manage to bully it into shape with blocking, but to me the rings of the first row are distorted, and the elements of the second row are too much on top of each other.
It was for a friend, and she is pleased with it, which is the main thing.
I am quite possibly going to crochet more octopuses. 😉