T’was a beautiful clear night last night. The sort of night where you amble along in the peaceful blackness gazing up at the starry heavens… and then walk slap bang into a wall.
Who put that stupid wall there, anyway? It’s a ridiculous place for a wall. Only an idiot would build a wall right there.
Given the rate at which they’re building
too many new houses in this village, you do have to watch out for sneaky new walls when you’re out and about. Anyway, back to last night. I was on my way out clutching several project bags, heading for the pub where we hold our new-and-growing knit/crochet/gin night.
Stop me if I’ve mentioned this before, but legend has it that there’s an ancient tunnel running from the cellar of our home to the pub, which would be kind of handy for popping to the bar in time for last orders with the baby monitor in my pocket. But since I’ve never found any sign of the tunnel entrance, I have to go outside in the cold night and walk into walls.
So we settled ourselves in a comfy corner, and worked happily but not very efficiently on our various projects. I was busy with the crochet house bag.
Beside me, something wonderful was happening. One of our group, who was a complete beginner herself a few short weeks ago, was busy teaching a newcomer the basics of crochet. How cool is that? Two months ago, she’d scarcely worked her first foundation chain, and now she’s making hats and discussing cables and inspiring newcomers. Happy days.
Plenty more pictures of the bag are coming. I just need to finish it. The pattern will be available here, and I’ve decided to work a knitted version, too.
Just watch out for those sneaky walls, OK?
Loving the depth of field on the flowers picture! Also – insanely happy there’s going to be a knitted version!
Betsy Alspach says
The details you are putting on it are so sweet, and gorgeous. It is inspiring to watch the project evolve. Your group sounds like a lot of fun!
Sharon Mann says
I’m so intrigued with your little house. Can’t wait to see it finished. Your Pub night sounds so fun.
I love, love, love the peep of the house, I think it is looking more like a cottage now? I’m really looking forward to seeing the finished thing. (I think I’ve said that before!). Your group sounds fun, how great that someone who has learnt so quickly is already inspiring others! Sharon x
Oh the flower details are a lovely surprise, wasn’t expecting that!
I can’t wait to see the finished product. It’s gorgeous so far!
The flowers are awesome! I can’t wait to see the knitted version. That might be the stranded thingy I need to get me going in color work ………. no, maybe I’ll start something easier 🙂 and finish with the bag!
This is fabulous work. I love it when a project includes all types of needlework. I think I may want to live in it.
It’s looking good! I love a project that leaves room for personal creative detail touches too and I’m sure this is just the thing! I might even be inspired to make myself a house bag just because I can 🙂 You are a creative gem! <3
The house bag looks beautiful – so far! Can’t wait for the finished product! Crochet faster!! and knit even faster, I do not know how to crochet!
Beautiful work! I just love the flowers!
What was plain bricks and mortar is now gorgeous Ms Twisted. The flowers and foliage have made this a work of art. Hope your nose recovered from meeting with the wall. I almost fell into the river yesterday whilst early morning walking the dogs. It’s now well and truly autumn here in Tasmania and it’s VERY dark at 5.30am. The dogs love it as we bumble around with torches and all sorts of native creatures are out and about snuffling and twitching but it’s not so good for half blind humans who aren’t holding the torch… I love that you all craft in the pub. What do the “blokes” think about it?
I love the flowers! They’re gorgeous 🙂
Oh, I love this!!! Your little house is going to have an excess of charm. I sympathize with the looking up at the stars and having something bad happen. I once tripped over a tire while gaping at the Milky Way.
Those flowers are adorable! Loving all of it 🙂
I love the detail on the bag! And that sounds like a great knitting group 🙂
Having been lucky enough to have seen this in he flesh in the pub, I am pleased to read that others think the flowers equally as gorgeous as I do. I know I love crocheting but truly the flowers make this indeed a work of art. Am in awe of your talent and creative mind. Oh as well as your wicked sense of humour and writing skills, shall I go on…
A slight understatement, but looking good!
Crochet Club says
It’s beautiful! I could live in it.