This week has mostly been about resting my arm to ensure it is fixed, and so my WIPs have mainly been little ones that have allowed me to try and find comfy positions to crochet in. I have a craft fair in just over 3 weeks time, so I’ve had a go at a couple of small projects that might go on my stall.
First of all I tried these baubles that I’ve been itching to make for ages. I must have bought smaller baubles than the pattern called for as I had to leave out a round of each half to make them small enough. I really love these icy colours and have a few other colour schemes planned too. I’m not sure whether they will be good sellers so I shan’t make too many.
I also made some snowflakes from the pattern on the Attic24 blog. These take around 15 minutes each so I might make a few for my stall. I made the same snowflake using 2 different sized hooks and then pinned them out on an old towel. After that I spray starched them so they hold their shape really nicely. I think with a narrow ribbon on these will make quite sweet decorations too.
I also started work on another pair of slippers, this time in a rainbow yarn by West Yorkshire Spinners. The colour changes are quite short, but they are very vibrant. I’ll be interested to see how they work on the dragon scales. I’m taking these very steadily as working around the posts requires a lot of wrist movement.
The coming week looks like it’ll be another steady one. I’ve changed the chair that I crochet in and watched videos about correct posture and better ways to hold my hook, and that has all helped a lot. I’m certainly being more careful, and not doing any crochet marathons any time soon!
What are you working on this week? Have you got any good tips to share for preventing crochet related injuries?