I've also been putting my new found skill to use. At the van I learned how to crochet a ball and a circle. Took me a full week to get to grips with this but I got there in the end and I can whip a circle up in no time at all now. Which got me thinking, could I use them to decorate a little comfort blanket. A quick look on the web and hey presto, I now have a little collection of motifs. I still can't follow a pattern so I tend to make the extras like ears, legs, fish tails up as I go along. There's been a lot of undoing and starting again going on today but I'm happy with how everything looks now. Not sure I could replicate any of it though!
Anyway, here's the first one I've done. It's probably just a bit bigger than a flannel. I decided to undo the yellow border and replace it with blue. Just need to wash it, pin it out and lightly steam it and it's ready to add to the pile of things to go.
Really I should stop adding new things and finish off what I've started. But I'm not too worried. No doubt by the end of the holidays everything will be done and in the post.
How's that for positive thinking.