One of my work pals goes to a craft group on a Tuesday evening and every so often she will show me what she's been up to. They are currently crocheting. My pal is even more of a learner at crochet than me, so when she asked for my help in doing a circle I tried my best, but have to admit I wasn't much use. The lunch that we discussed crochet over was nice though.
Apparently her crochet mentor had thought that she would be best off trying a circle as she didn'st seem to be able to get her head round working crochet in rows. And to encourage her she told her about a rather fabulous blog, which was new to me but apparently very well renowned in crochet blogging circles. And I can see why. It's called Attic24 and written by a Mum called Lucy. Not only does she produce inspiring work, she is a very good blogger as well. The project my pal is working on is called "Birdie Decoration" and I think it's absolutely adorable.
The same day as our lunch I thought I'd give a circle a go. Never done one, but how hard could it be????? Well. I have to admit that it wasn't as easy as it looked, but I'm a knitter not a crocheter. I can make up a dishcloth by doing some sort of design that may or may not be an official crochet stitch but ended up kinda square. But following a pattern when I don't know what the stitches are is a different thing altogether.
Anyway, I did a circle (albeit not completely circular) and left it at that, thinking I'd help my pal out the next time I saw her. Unfortunately, my cold developed into acute sinusitis, and have not yet returned to work. And then she asked me if I wanted to go to her Crafty group, just to get me out of the house for an hour or so. So I went. And I took my spectacular circular effort.
And she made me finish it - so here is the finished birdie. not as great as Lucy's but her's is rather marvellous.