Casual Crochet


“I never put off till tomorrow what I can possibly do – the day after.”

Oscar Wilde


As much I probably shouldn’t admit this (you never know who might be reading [note to potential employers: please ignore all intimations of idleness from hereon in]), I am excellent – truly proficient – at procrastinating. Perhaps this is a symptom of my long-term studenthood (yes, we have a lot of spare time… yes, we only work hard when the deadline is in two days har dee har har *hearditallbefore*) that has drifted seamlessly into mildly despondent unemployment… In my defense, I will say that although whole weekends are often lost to my hobby, at least my dilly-dallying assumes a tangible form that I can put to good use, and this must count for something?

Some of my stash: colourful light and dark rainbow IceYarn from Turkey, some deep blue and purple mohair (also IceYarn), and some lovely green Aran Knit.

Some of my stash: colourful light and dark rainbow IceYarn from Turkey, some deep blue and purple mohair (also IceYarn), and some lovely green Aran Knit.

What I mean is that, between applying for jobs (and weeping gently over my laptop, Rodney), and going to the gym or the swimming pool to ease the distress over the extremely low return of high academic achievement (why oh why did I do Arts degrees!), I like to indulge in my amateur interest – and I am very amateur – of gathering endless skeins of sumptuously colourful yarns and wools and knotting them together in the hopes that they will start looking something like the blanket or scarf I see in my mind’s eye.

Grief, I do paint a rather morbid picture. Truthfully, it isn’t quite so dreadful as all that (studying the Arts has been incredibly rewarding and something I would love to progress in!), so really I just wanted to use this page to share with you another love of mine outside of my reading life.


Click a photo to read a little more about each of my projects.

IceYarn solid granny squares. So blissfully soft...

IceYarn solid granny squares. So blissfully soft…

WI granny squares for Knit for Peace

WI granny squares for Knit for Peace

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