New snail on the block

The escargatoire (yes, believe it or not, that is the collective noun for snails*) has grown. I think our new recruit will, henceforth, be known as the Snail of Persistence, to acknowledge the decades that it has taken me to learn to crochet.

Introducing out latest addition: the Snail of Persistence

Introducing out latest addition: the Snail of Persistence

There is no stopping me after last week’s course: as well as my usual knitting (a cardigan at the moment), I have made the snail and a pair of fingerless mittens. Finally, I can have a bash at all those crocheted amigurumi that are out there.

Sam, helping me to model my fingerless mittens

Sam, helping me to model my fingerless mittens

As I’ve said, I love to learn a new skill.

-oOo-

* Actually, there are three collective nouns for snails – an ‘escatgotoire’, a ‘rout’ and, bizarrely considering their anatomy, a ‘walk’. I’m not sure which one I like best.

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  1. Love new snail, his shell is so sweet, and the mittens are stunning. Looks like you did a little thumb detail, very very nice. πŸ™‚

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  2. Definitely a sixties Hippy snail, full of colour. Well done, there’ll be no stopping you now.
    xx Hugs xx

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  3. I am happier crocheting, as I lack patience, and you are right it goes way quicker than knitting!

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    • I rather like the free form nature of it – mistakes in knitting tend to be a problem, but for both the mittens and the snail I made a couple of errors and was able to sort them out easily. I just wish patterns were consistent in their terminology!

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  4. A Walk of snails? Someone had a sense of humour! I guess a snail is just one big foot, and more than one foot moving is…. walking…. πŸ˜‰

    Well done on completing the Snail of Persistence! πŸ™‚

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  5. Loving the new snail!

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