I spent the whole of last night finishing a crochet flower necklace (pattern for crochet flowers can be found here. Leaf ties use this pattern. Both patterns are written in British crochet terms and, as I learned to crochet using American crochet terms, I used this translation guide to help me). When I tried it on and showed it to the boyfriend, he had this look on his face that said ‘It looks odd and I think you’re probably the only one who’d wear it, but good job though’. Yes, I do worry a lot about making things for people, especially when it’s a piece of jewellery or an accessory of some sort. I don’t want anyone to feel like they have to wear something they don’t especially like to keep me happy. And, I do realise that I sometimes wear quirky fashion.
Thus, I disassembled the finished necklace and re-assembled the crochet flowers to make three bookmarks. These I will give to my boyfriend’s grandmother, who enjoys reading very much.
Looking at the pictures now, I do think the flowers make better bookmarks. They look a bit too big and awkward as a necklace. Good call, Ram (and boyfriend)!