Thursday, 21 February 2013

More videos for You Tube

Once again I have been making videos of my crochet items and putting the videos on Facebook and You Tube. Thank you to everyone who has sent me nice messages. They are very much appreciated as I have been going through a period of self doubt recently which is why I haven't been blogging. I don't know whether any of you have the feelings that your work isn't good enough or worse why do other people sell their items and I don't sell mine. I started thinking that my work wasn't what anyone wanted and so that diminished my love of crochet and I went into a bit of a lull. I finished up only crocheting things that people asked me to make. My creativity went on a downwards spire.

I am hoping that making these videos will help me to regain my crocheting mojo (or crojo as I call it) and get me back on the track of modifying patterns and even designing my own.

The Abakhan challenge has hit the buffers. I had the wrong wool for the wrong pattern stitch. I couldn't unpick it so I have restarted with new wool and this time chosen a simpler stitch so that I can feel with my fingers where to put the hook instead of having to hold it up to try to find the right stitch. Wish me luck. Hopefully photos tomorrow when I get past the first couple of inches.

This is the first video clip that I made this morning. The sun was shining but it was freezing cold.
This is the second video clip that I made of the shawls and shoulder capelets.
The third video cut itself short as per usual. I must learn to time how long this camera gives me before it cuts off. Most of these sweaters have been made using vintage patterns although there is a hoodie using one of the free Double Stitch twins patterns from Red Heart.
This is the last video showing the last few things that I have to show today. I still have lots of hats, cowls and fingerless gloves and other bits and pieces but not sure how I will video those. I will think about that tonight and maybe have a solution tomorrow.

Blogger keeps freezing on me today so I will call it a day for now.

Happy crocheting.


Haylees Hats said...

Gorgeous work jan. I think your work is very pretty and hope these videos help sell your crochet garments. I really enjoyed watching them. I have shared this blog post to my Facebook. I loved the squirrel making an appearance too :)

June said...

Jan, your work is really beautiful. Please don't underestimate how clever you are at crochet. I greatly admire your work and the way you cope with your difficulties. Glad to see you blogging again and Spring is just around the corner.

Maryfairy said...

Your work is beautiful Jan. I look forward to seeing your videos. You sound just like my cousin, she lives in Deryshire, but did live in Manchester for a while. Keep up the good work.
Best wishes
Mary xx