The luck of the Irish

Well, my luck this week was a nasty head cold, so my post is somewhat late and now out of date!  Anyways, I’m feeling better and that’s the main thing.  As I’m sure you are all aware, Friday just gone was St. Patrick’s Day.  This is not something that I particularly celebrate, but even over here in Australia, it’s a fairly big thing and you can’t help but notice it’s happening!  So, for St. Patrick’s Day, I decided to dip my hand back into my Tunisian CAL http://www.petalstopicots.com/2017/03/tunisian-crochet-monthly-dishcloth-crochet-along-march/.  *Please note: – I have made one more attempt at Tunisian Crochet since my Valentine’s Day post, so this one is actually my third try!  I am so much happier with how this turned out!  I didn’t worry about which way I wound my yarn around the hook and just did it like I have for the last twenty years and it is so much more even.  I’m still not thrilled with the finish on the right hand side but that is something to be worked on in the next one!  This has certainly helped to shore up my never be defeated attitude.  As I crochet left handed, I didn’t follow the authors instructions on how to do Tunisian crochet on the first cloth.  I did a google search and followed some more specific left handed tutorials.  Although I achieved the result I was after, it seemed a very awkward way to execute the stitches.   This time, as I had already had a go and had a fair idea of what it should look like etc., I was able to go back to the author’s instructions on how to do Tunisian crochet and they made a lot more sense and were a lot easier to follow and so much less awkward to execute!  I do believe I am progressing well on this journey and look forward to seeing what is improved upon in my next dishcloth!

This is a comparison shot of my first Tunisian dishcloth and the one I have just completed.  I did use a different sized hook, which is why there is a discrepancy between the actual finished sizes but the difference in the neatness of the stitches and even in the definition of the reverse stitches on the motifs is quite noticeable!

And, in an offside, I did manage to drag myself out over the weekend and visit the Garden of Unearthly Delights as part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival.  It was certainly amazing with all the colour and lights and so many different little shows that were on offer.  We dropped in to a magic show with our children, which we thoroughly enjoyed.  And, as is suitable, I wore my newly made festival worthy necklace!

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2 thoughts on “The luck of the Irish

    1. Thanks! This is the first year we have actually done something about getting there! Every year we say “I’d like to go and have a look at the Garden” and then never do, so I was determined to this year. It was lovely to be able to be involved and let our children see a couple of little shows that we wouldn’t normally see. And it’s so great that they have inexpensive little shows – they’re affordable and they keep the children’s attention because they’re short!

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