Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Well, I think the blahs are on their way, at least I hope they are, but I don't know that I'm quite back to my normal self yet. I feel like I'm struggling a bit - I've just sat down here at work and written down a list of all the things I'm supposed to be doing. Usually I manage to keep track of things in my head, but I feel like I'm struggling a bit with it at the moment. I'm also struggling a bit to keep up with my blog reading - there always seem to be far too many posts waiting for me in Google Reader and it keeps putting me off catching up with them.

However, I am feeling a bit more positive about the crochet I've been doing recently and enjoying it a bit more. But, I do seem to be desparately procastinating over the floss ring tag I'm supposed to be making for the Tiny Treasures Exchange. If only I could get it finished, I've promised myself that I'll let myself crochet a certain amigurumi animal for my exchange partner.

Last week, I crocheted a monkey for Claire's Secret Monkey Swap, so that's ready to go out nearer the end of the month.

And as I was walking home last night, I suddenly realised that I haven't shown this to you.

Celestine crochet

I crocheted it from this pattern which I found via Ravelry. It was great fun to crochet! It's a stellated dodecahedron, that is, a twelve sided 3D shape but instead of having flat sides, it has pointy cone type things sticking out making it a kind of 3D twelve pointed star. As I said, it was great fun to crochet - the twelve cone shapes are all joined as you go along, and it's easier to make than you might think.

I thought Iona might like it as a ball or toy (well that's my excuse) but I rather think I like it bettwe than either Iona or Alexander. I put some bells in the middle, but, as I suspected, they're too squashed by the stuffing to jingle very much. I should take it apart a bit, and put the bells into something (like a plastic practise golf ball?) and stuff round that.

When I was planning this post yesterday, I thought I had no interesting photos to share at all, so I made this mosaic.

Beautiful flower photography

Some of the gorgeous flower photos I've seen on Flickr recently. Inspirational or what? My Flickr obsession continues!


Cheryl said...

Oh i find it almost impossible to keep up with blogs too! My reader currently sits at 600 unread posts.
Really love the crochet shape-i-cant-spell thingy! Its great!

Julie said...

Lesley that dodecawhatsit is stunning, what a fab gift for a little one. I think you should give up work and sell your crotcheted stuff, its so amazing.

I hope you are soon feeling a bit brighter

Front Range Stitcher said...

Lesley, I love the rainbow circles on your blog, they're quite cheery. Hope you'll be out of the doldrums soon, sounds like a case of too much to do. Take care.

Heidi said...

How cute! Love the 12 sided toy. I know how those blahs feel, I just went through one where I didn't feel like doing any crafts for about a month

Siobhan said...

I know I say this in just about every comment, but I am truly amazed at the beautiful things that you crochet. So creative!!

Anonymous said...

a really fun toy!
perhaps you could use one of those plastic balls they have in sweets distributors for your bells or from a Kinder Surprise egg (do you get those in the UK?)

mainely stitching said...

The dodiedowhatdingus is SO COOL. But what a tongue twister! LOL!

Solstitches said...

That crochet thingy is just so much fun.
As a new crochet addict I'm loving all the crochet I see here and also that it seems to be popping up everywhere I look in Blogland.


Yoyo said...

Ahhhh, my reader says 876 unread posts and I've only been under the weather about a week. I'm skimming through the blogs today, so please don't be offended if I miss something. I particularly like this crocheted ball, it seems very 'joyful' to me for some reason. Great job.