Yep, I made a thingy.
I have no idea what it is, what it might be for or indeed who might like it but there it is, existing.
In fact after my big Simply Crochet bitch last week, this pattern is from that exact publication. It's called a mandala and I still don't know what it is, what it might be for or indeed who might like it, calling it a name, even a pretty name like mandala, does not help in this perplexity.
So yeah, Mr Thingy. Pretty guy or what? Well he might as well be pretty seeing as he's good for nothing else.
He was in fact made as a tongue-in-cheek present for my cousin who has just moved house. Of course she was delighted to receive such a useless piece of tat as a moving in present - every house needs a crochet thingy I told her with a big grin on my face.
Darren was horrified that I would even think about giving it to her. It's a joke, I said. Your jokes are not very funny, he said.