And the house is a bloody mess.
All actions of domesticity have been abandoned, except for a brain fart I had yesterday when I found myself accidentally cleaning the oven.
People who know me will find this dreadfully out of character.
I've got three or four potential projects on the go which means if I don't rein myself in, none of them will get finished!
In the process I have created a crochet nest.
I read this interesting article in Simply Crochet magazine recently where Kat Goldin (in her regular column) describes the special nest she has created where she crochets on the couch. I have one of these. There is a spot in the corner that is ample ass sized, surrounded by all of the things to suggest a large, yarny Bower bird lives there.
Firstly I have been making mandalas. Or doilies. How about Mandala Doilies? Mandoilies! They are mandala-ish but being used as doilies.Here's some of what I've made so far.
I am loving making them.
I must admit it's not the crochet keeping me up, it's the bloody addictive binge tv on the Netflix! I've powered through 3 and a bit seasons of Arrow, halfway through season 2 of Daredevil and my personal collection of the X-Files.
I have been trying to perfect the stitch counts so they are regular, and easy to understand for when I publish the pattern. I also really really want to make them into Youtube tutorials too. But it takes a while to make a good Youtube vid. So when I start to think about writing the patterns up, editing them into printable PDFs, writing a video tutorial plan, filming and editing, I feel a little overwhelmed and pick up another project!
Which has been my Stevie Bird pattern...
I thought that because Stevie Bird is such a popular little pattern, that I would also make a Youtube tutorial for it!
But I hadn't made any Stevies since last year, so I printed my PDF out and started making one.
Then I discovered a few ridiculous errors! How did I ever publish this with such glaringly bad mistakes???
I've made 2 Stevies in the past couple of days (whilst also making Mandoilies) and am currently updating the webpage pattern and the PDFs. Then hope to make a video tutorial for them.
My personal "veg out" project which I'm also making is a cardigan which I found on Ravelry.
It's called the Turnberry Cardigan which was designed by Drew Emborsky and is available for free.
I have a bag full of purple merino Superwash which I purchased for another project which I decided not to complete. Hopefully this one will turn out ok.
Do you have a Yarny Bower Bird Nest?