Last night my friend Mani (who literally squats outside Etsy all day long, seriously) told me the artist whose print I “featured” on my blog a while back put up a batch of lace-covered stones for sale last night, at 7pm EST. By the time she got home, two hours after the fact, all the stones have been sold, every single one of them. Bwah.
Still, I went to poke around her little shop, hoping perhaps that suddenly a new listing would open up whilst I was there, and I would grab the next lace-covered stone to exist in this Universe.
Instead, I saw this:
Pod necklace by knitalatte
A necklace crochted from vintage crochet cotton, over a smooth rock. Since I cannot crochet to save my life, I have no idea how one even crochets over a smooth rock. But the result intrigues me. To me, it looks like she has crochetted a hole.
It made me almost want to email her and ask if she can custom-crochet a necklace for me, the shape of the hole in my heart, missing.
I have been poking quite a bit around Etsy because, of late I feel maybe I want to wear a necklace in Ferdinand’s memory. I have never been an accessory type of person. I do not wear a watch because it feels restrictive on my wrist and I do not wear my wedding ring either because it feels restrictive (in the physical sense). But lately, the idea of a necklace has been floating in and out of my consciousness so I went look on Etsy. I have some marked in my favorites, almost all with a tear-shaped pendant because that is my favorite shape for so many years. And also, Ferdinand feels like a tear drop to me. But none yet has said, this is it.
But oh, this idea that a hole can be crocheted, how intriguing. What do you think? Can you crochet a hole? What jewelry do you wear?