This year I've decided to get some of the Unfinished Objects (UFOs) finally finished.
How this for a really bad "before" photo! And it's too late to take it again as I've been quite efficient and just finished this item off for the Bead Hoarders Blog hop.
I can remember starting to make this at a craft fair. The yarn is vintage tapestry thread that was gifted to me by a friend. i seem to be the "go-to" person when a crafting family member dies or has a destash. And i get some wonderful items to use and cherish. But sometimes I find it really hard to experiment when someone has been saving the item in their stash themselves for years.
At craft fairs I like to stand up and say hello to people browsing and have a chat, and crocheting is something I can do standing up if I'm nervous. It keeps my fingers moving which in turn stops me shaking. Not a good look!
And since the fair it's been sitting there waiting for something to happen to it. Then I found some moukite. I've always nervous about using some of my more expensive beads. I don't really know why, but they site there n my stash where I look at them lovingly and say I'll use them one day. And this time I have.
I think the colours of the moukite tome in so well with the crochet and it all makes a great collar piece.
Check out the other people taking part in this blog hop at Lori's blog.