How long does it take to construct a house? Roughly the same amount of time regardless of whether the house is built of bricks and mortar or crocheted with yarn, it would appear. There are
too many houses going up on the fringes of our village, and their progress pretty much matches that of the house I’m crocheting which is, by the way, going to be a bag.
The front of the house will have all the fancy windows and climbing roses and details and neat roof-tiled shenanigans, whereas the back is plain brick, like this:-
So now that I’ve nearly done the back, I get to play with windows. And a door. And a chimney. And rambling roses. I’ve swatched these elements again and again… and again, and I think I’m finally ready to work up the front of the house. It’s going to be proper fun, so it is. 🙂 My only worry is about the lack of architectural authenticity in my design, given that what works in brick doesn’t necessarily work in double-knit cotton, but maybe I’m taking the project a tiny bit too seriously. The architectural style I’m working towards could best be described as trying-too-hard-eclectic – pretty much like some of the new-builds round here. (Oops, did I type that out loud?)
Anyway, you’ll be the first to see the finished cottage in all its rose-smothered cheeriness, and the first to have the pattern, should you wish to make one too.
Meanwhile, the stranded skirt I’m designing grows steadily:-
And that project bag it’s living in? This morning’s easy make from some spare curtain material.
(Can you tell that I’ve been off work today? 🙂 )