At Gathering I purchased a selection of number 8 seed beads (not too small but not too big either) and some thread to crochet with. I used to crochet these little bracelets with number 10 or 11 beads. I was obsessed for a time! Then I made a promise to myself to try to use my commuting time productively - sitting there reading is very nice, but perhaps my time could be better used?
So, I began crocheting some necklaces - they stitch up pretty fast and I can pretty well do one in a week. I realized pretty quickly that all my mandrels are the wrong sizes so off to Nortel for some more. The new ones are great - one is a bit snug but the other fits beautifully. I had some fugly attempts at Ottoman in such a short space - but I am making progress.
Then, today I made one this one.