FINALLY! I crocheted the last stitch on my CAL on Sunday night, and I almost got a bit teary! It’s been an epic adventure, and I’m SO happy with the finish product! While I haven’t blocked it for the final time (my dogs have been inside at night and they don’t have any manners when it comes to stepping around things), it’s now draping casually over my bookcase in my office at work, centre stage. I’m so pleased with myself for keeping at it and finishing it off – I usually don’t have the patience for this scale of project, but I’m proud I did it!
On another note, I’ve been busily making cotton coasters of various colours and patterns to give to my boss’s wife who owns a salon here in Hobart. I originally gave them a set of coasters for Christmas, and since then she’s been using them in the salon and has been getting a lot of comments and queries about them. I gave her a couple of sets to display late last week, and they’ve sold already and I have new orders coming in….so now I’m happy I’m crocheting for money (and good money at that, Hobartians sure like to pay for quality, can’t complain with that!) I’m stressed out trying to keep up with demand as well as fitting in time to crochet my usual projects. Busy times! I’ve asked my sister to crochet some coasters too and send them to me, to try and keep up with demand. This way it will help her out as she is in a worse financial situation than me at the moment, and give her something to do with her hooks 🙂