Crochet is a hobby that I can normally carry out around our other activities, without too much trouble.
Crochet while playing with the kids works nicely for most indoor games and craft sessions.
And it’s obviously highly compatible with watching the tv…
I’ve even perfected the art of crocheting while I read stories, with only the occasional hiccup.
If only there was a way to crochet while I clean the house or write articles, then doing the chores and my day job would be covered too!
But we have had a very fluffy distraction today. Meet Chester, a gorgeously tempered, insanely wooly Cockerpoo.
He’s come for a short stay while his family are away, much to almost all of our delight.
This darling dog is quite distracting.
In the best sort of way.
When he’s not adorably scampering around, tripping over my yarn tails, he’s sleeping on my lap.
Often on top of whatever I happen to be crocheting at the time.
Last night he even got comfortable on top of my keyboard.
An appreciation of personal space is not Chester’s main quality.
If he was staying for longer I would have encouraged him off, but as it is having this cuddle monster seeking my attention is well worth missing a bit of hooking time.
Burying your fingers in his fur is as relaxing as crocheting anyway.
Crochet So Far
In the stolen moments of crochet I have made some great progress though. The crochet unicorn is coming along really well.
I am adapting my crochet horse pattern as I work, to reflect that more delicate unicorn shape. It’s very fun to work from an existing pattern, but moulding it to a different intended finish.
The other thing I have somehow managed to do today, is to join Ravelry.
Someone linked to my Crochet Dobby The House Elf Pattern on this fab website, which made me realise I should probably link to my other patterns there too.
I have started adding my patterns to their directory, and will continue to do so over the next couple of days until they are all on there.
It seems like a great resource for crocheters, so if you haven’t checked it out already I would highly recommend it. You just need to sign up to their list to get access to a lot of paid and unpaid designs.
I hope you find it as interesting as I have so far!