I’ve a busy day on today.. I call it the “sorting out my Son sessions” i.e. time spent with the National Autistic Society, planning, discussing Alex’s behaviour, activities etc etc.
I have to say I don’t know where we would be without the NAS’s support. After living in Spain, where there is hardly any support for parents like ourselves, I must give credit to the wonderful mental health support structure in place for families here in the UK… hence why we left Spain and why you find me here with you ..… but that’s another story… BACK TO CROCHET
Yes, I’ve been called the “lady with the flying fingers” by a few of you because of how quickly I finished my projects. “How do you do it?” I’ve been asked and “Wow, you’re a crochet machine” but there’s no secret. Its all about planning and organising.. boring answer I know but simply put, that’s all it is.
Lets use this blanket as a sample project for you to get an idea:
Firstly, make the motifs.. at least target yourself to do as many as you can per day.. Often 10 is my magic number but in this case there are 15 in the line, therefore 15 is the minimum I reach for. Also, I never plan colours, I allow my instinct and my mood influence my choices.
Errrmmmm besides economy of what’s on offer at the yarn shops.. we are in crisis my dears .. Some of the yarns above only cost me 75p per 100g ball!
Secondly, I do all the fiddly bits during the day so that I can get the colour sequence in order with the help of good natural light… as you see in the photo above.. then I crochet by night. That’s when I attach the motifs to the blanket with the cream yarn. A nice and easy repetitive task done whilst watching TV with a glass of homemade wine 🙂
Lastly..you’ll notice the remnants of Alex’s Christmas balloons in the photo above ..He loves them. He woke up to 30 of them in his bedroom xmas morning. We even managed to find some with LED lights inside that glow in the dark… you can get them in Sainsbury’s supermarket before you ask!!