Hands up those who wish they’d entered a crochet tournament ..

Such fun !

Crochet Australia came up with this great idea a few weeks ago – or longer, I dunno – and it grew and grew. Became an Eventbrite affair, even ! There are only 261 of us entered, but that’s a number quite big enough for Crochet Australia to manage, I’m sure.

CA chose three of Oz’s best and best-known crochet practitioners to create the items that constitute the Tournament:

Joy Clements – Crochet Road

Shelley Husband – Crochet Designs by Shelley Husband

Emily Littlefair – The Loopy Stitch Designs

and we’ve begun ! Friday the first email came through at 0900 on the dot, with the first pattern, by Joy, and a timetable for the three stages of it.

You’ll find this extremely difficult to credit, but I managed to stuff up bigtime.   :(   The unfortunate C.A. chief, who is co-ordinating it all, has learned not to come near me with a bargepole, alas. And not with just one issue, but two:

    1. I don’t belong to Instagram and I CERTAINLY don’t belong to Facebook; so already I’ve had to ask her the favour of taking charge of my photos (sent by email) and putting them into the mix – which she has done (I think) with Heat 1, Stage 1;
    2. but then I really excelled myself. I actually finished the entire square because I was anxious about my gauge and, sure enough, it was right off ! Not 50cm but just under 45. ACK ! I called for The Frog and applied him.

Then I emailed the unfortunate Lynda and asked her forgiveness and permission to start all over again, if poss.

She said I didn’t need to start over because the size isn’t important. But M-R always goes at everything like a bull at a gate, and I had. So  – well, we shall see. Cross your fingers that Lynda is feeling happy next weekend, when my new email reaches her ..