I can crochet. Apparently.
Short & Sweet from the Stitch 'N Bitch book The Happy Hooker. Confidence that I could do it inspired by the lovely Alice from my knitting group . (More pics including of the beading suggested by Alice and Nan on Ravelry.)
I have never crocheted anything bigger than a scarf or an edging before so I'm feeling fairly chuffed. Possibly verging on smug but that would be unbecoming ;0)
So for would be hookers out there, I say go for it. It was surprisingly easy once I got my head round reading the pattern and I only had to frog the left front, oh, about FOUR TIMES as I also, apparently, don't know the meaning of the word "reverse". Least said, soonest mended ....
I've needed something to keep me occupied as things are a bit weird at the moment.
Working out my notice is co-inciding with some really major issues affecting one of my teams at work and although I can take a so-called professional management view, the reality is these are real people. People I like and care about and I hate to be leaving them in a shitty situation. I feel like I'm bailing out on them - altho' me getting a new job happened before any of the shittiness and has nothing to do with it at all. Still. It feels crap.
It also feels weird to realise that in 3 weeks time, after 12 years, I won't be in the same office any more. I won't be part of those same teams. I sort of grew up in this job. I was only 29 when I started - yes, I know technically that's grown up but you know what I mean ! Then I only had 1 baby and now I have 3 big-ish girls. I've learned so much both about how to do it and how NOT to do it. And now I have to go and do it somewhere else, new and different. So it feels weird. Good. But weird.
So I'm resorting to drinking and knitting to cheer me up :0) My Pay It Forwards are well under way (in fact one's underwent already !), there's a bit of sewing going on too and I have so many projects in the pipeline that I can't get my head round them. Some focus is needed here.
Happily I've been absolved from finishing the dreaded big black jumper until August so Friday's are not for finishing at the moment. They are for starting instead :0)
I'll show you what I started last Friday the next time.
ETA : I love me my italics today :0))