I was hoping to post a picture of a finished, blocked and dried Tomato yesterday, but my washing machine decided it wouldn’t spin. I suspect the machine has some safety mechanism to stop it spinning if the contents put it off balance. And since the Blue Sky Alpacas Dyed Organic Cotton took in and hold a LOT of water, making it extraordinary heavy, that the machine just couldn’t balance itself with only the hefty garment inside.
So I had to squish Tomatoe between towels and it it dry the slow way.
In the meantime, all planned projects were pushed aside when I realised New Years Eve was only a few weeks away, and I still hadn’t made anything for it. The theme is Life On Mars – the 70s show rather than the biological potential of the planet, though I wouldn’t be surprised if a few aliens turned up.
How can I go to a 70s themed party and not indulge in a bit of crochet? So I whipped out an old issue of Interweave Crochet and ducked into my new local Lindcraft and bought some el-cheapo cotton acrylic.
I also whipped out an old pair of worn out jeans I’d been keeping for a sewing project, and I plan to cut the seams of the legs and crochet in some panels to make them into the grooviest of flares.
Who knows, if there’s time left over, I might whip up a bikini to match. We’ll see.