It's a kind of game for me and it makes a repetitive motif ( for example, when you crochet a blanket ) less boring, even because I learn a lot along the way ….
Few days ago, I started to crochet the free GRANNY's GARDEN HEXAGON by Cherie and once memorised the pattern, I had the time to spy with my little eye…..
…. a little eye (from ancient Egypt?) ….
…. a circle (O-B-V-I-O-U-S-L-Y! …. I know ….)
…. a jug ….
…. a more exotic amphora ….
…. a house ….
…. a face with long hair ….
…. a mini hexagon …. (waiting for it, sooner or later !!!!!) ….
…. a bigger amphora (and just before, a bigger jug!) ….
…. another home ….
…. and bigger and bigger hexagons ….
|… or a flower… or a pinwheel…..|
…. a gift wrap ? ….
…. or maybe the blades of a windmill ? ….
…. but after a while, the motif becomes clearer and clearer….
…. and you reach the end of the pattern, so that you can join your last motif to the previous ones ….
…. you can repeat this game again, but once is enough…. I think !!!!
…. enough to fix an idea (bunting? appliqué'? ) that could be nice for your next project !!!! ;oD
I know that sometimes I complain about the waiting for my yarn stash from Indonesia, but you know what???
After a long research on Internet and some helpful google translate ( unbelievable, but true!), I found a couple of "retrosarias" here in Maputo !!!! What is a retrosaria (you may ask)? Well, in Portoguese retrosaria means haberdashery…. so I was able to find some YARNS !!!!!!!! YES !!!!!
Ok, they are not the best quality of acrylics, but this is not the point now!
The important thing is to know that there are places where you can buy what (=yarns and notions) you need for both crochet and knitting !!!!
I was so happy when I entered these shops !!!! There where a lot of crafty ladies in and I didn't feel alone in my craving for yarn!!!
I went even in a very popular market to look for some yarn …. such an experience !!! That morning my driver came down from the car and accompanied me in that search, because of my complete ignorance of Portoguese and because he was worried about some thieves in the street…. I had to follow him very close and I had to keep my bag well adherent to my body!!! I was not afraid at all and I had a lot of fun passing through the people and all the stuff of the market, that was really colourful!!! The pity was I couldn't even collect out my phone to take some pics ….. !!!!!