Well, I may not have got a lot done on my ongoing blanket project but I am really enjoying teaching myself Tunisian crochet. It is extremely easy actually, at least this section of the pattern I am making is. Aoibhe Ni has made a very helpful video here, it is the only video I have watched and it has got me going with no trouble on Pax. She does speak fast but if you have your mouse poised over pause it is possible to work along with her and her accent is absolutely beautiful. If you are actually thinking of having a go at Pax then I found these project notes to be extremely useful to help me get going.
So here is what Tunisian crochet looks like on my lovely new Knit Pro hook. This one is actually one which attaches to circular needle wires which will be handy if I ever want to make a blanket, however I've just spent my birthday money on a normal set of these because it has been such a pleasure to use.
It was a bit eye boggling to me at first seeing more than one loop on the hook like that but actually Tunisian crochet is very logical and simple.
And here is my first evening's work...
I am using my gorgeous pink Knit Picks Stroll Tonal in Summer Blooms. Strictly speaking the project is for Lace Weight but I just have a feeling it will be pretty in this lovely yarn and I'm stash busting as well which is a bonus.
If anybody is thinking they would like to expand their craft repertoire then I think this is something you could teach yourself to become relatively proficient at within a few evenings, of course I am still on the simple section and it's a long simple section but I don't see any particular difficulty in the following sections of the scarf.
I also want to let you know that as I now have my proper camera back I will be having my 100 follower giveaway (I know it's late, I'm so excited to have 126 followers, thank you all so much) in the next few days. I want to say a little thank you for all the help, advice and giggles over the last year or so.