I have been convinced by those wiser than I, (and lack of sales at the 9x5 market) that I need to make something little for Christmas. Something that people can spend a little bit of money on. Whilst not making my fortune this way, it may make me feel happier on a quiet sales day, especially when there are lots of people!
However, I find it very difficult to contemplate making Christmas trees and cute things. Finally, I started playing with hyperbolic crochet. Basically, starting with a chain or circle, keep increasing to see what you get.
This is my first attempt. The curly thing! has been done before but is quite effective and the other curls in on itself so that I almost get a ball.
My second attempt with green, red and gold was a bit fine and the two colours together, started to look like mud, and nearly a ball.
My last attempt with red and gold gave me a curly thing that is satisfactory, though I want to make one more set of changes to make it a bit more 'mine'.
The balls have evolved into a flatter thing with curls, which is starting to feel quite good.
This is the process of making sure something is going to work and allows me to give things a particular flavour and still make something quite fun and hopefully decorative.
The next part of the process is to get the colours right. A real red, a bright green and white as white. I have lurex in gold, white and silver (can't find the silver...it's somewhere!)
I would also like to make some with beads, but maybe I'll leave that for another time!