Then, having more time off work, and less money to buy Christmas presents, I picked it up again. I started to look at some of the more advanced techniques incorporating beads, and my imagination was fired with lots of possibilities for jewelery.
Then, horror of horrors, I broke my lucet! They are very sturdy little tools generally and, had I not stuffed it quite so hard into my overfilled craft draw, I am sure it would have carried on for years. But right at that point I was extremely frustrated. There's not a lot you can do with a one-armed lucet!
I quickly got in touch with Ziggy at www.thelucet.co.uk and ordered a new lucet. They're inexpensive, and are always supplied with great instructions. And, joy of joys, the delivery service was fantastic and I received my new lucet within two days. Hurrah! I was back in action.
Incidentally, the title of this post comes from the way I described myself in an email to Ziggy thanking him for the prompt delivery of my new lucet. His response was "Happy Luceteer? Is there any other kind?!" I think not, Ziggy, I think not.