For anyone who doesn't know about the TUSAL please head over to Daffycat's blog here to find out all about it, and hopefully join in with the madness!
So here's my ort jar for January...
Sadly, not many orts there....but it could be worse...it could be empty! Hopefully there will be more orts in the jar in my next TUSAL picture next month.
So this month my son headed off overseas to do his masters degree. Of course, something like that deserved a good luck card....
The stitching was quite simple and my plan was to do layers of coloured paper on the card to make it a bit fancy. Unfortunately, we were forecast a major snowstorm and I really wanted to get the card in the mail before the storm hit so that it could be on it's way while we hunkered down to survive the blizzard conditions predicted. So, due to lack of time ( and lack of planning on my part!) it ended up a bit less fancy than I had intended. Anyhoo, it's the thought that counts!
So while the snow storm rages outside, I have been working on a some crocheting. One of my Xmas gifts was two balls of the most gorgeous yarn....so soft and wonderful colours. And in true Rhona fashion, I decided to pick a rather complicated pattern...why walk when you can run?!!!
Here's my progress on a wonderful shawl pattern...
I'm not sure if there are some mistakes in the pattern (it was translated from German) or if I'm just a bit thick when it comes to reading crochet patterns, but the pattern doesn't seem to be symmetrical ...so I'm just kind of winging it on the bits that don't seem to be right. Of course, that could be a recipe for disaster and lots of rattling down of hours and hours of work. Fingers crossed that it works out for me! Hopefully this won't take me months and months to finish...but who knows!
Until next time...happy stitching!