There’s progress on the flowers for the shawl I have planned.
With 16 complete – I’m 1/3 of the way there!
I still need to weave in the loose ends on a few of these. And I think I’ll eventually want to “block” all of them (lightly mist and pin the edges flat).
For now though, I’m having a ball watching things begin to take shape!
Most years, I stop knitting and crocheting during the summer months. The reason is simple . . . it’s just too hot. As a project gets bigger and bigger – it ends up on my lap and who needs a yarn “blanket” when it’s 90º?
But, these flowers are fairly small (approx. 4-1/2″ diameter), so there will be no problem.
I will, however, wait for a *cool* day to assemble the shawl because I’m pretty sure I’ll want to try it on immediately after it’s finished!
Have you thought of something fun that you’d like to work on this summer?
Do you remember when I was making these flowers?
I was using yarn scraps to practice because I wanted to experiment a little before changing to the pricey yarn I had just bought.
This week, I finally carved out a little time to begin working with the “good yarn”.
It’s from Debbie Bliss, and it’s called “Cashmerino”. Talk about soft! And the colors are gorgeous.
I‘ll be making about 50 flowers in all combinations of these colors.
In the end, I’ll sew the flowers together to make a shawl. The thought of how pretty it could be makes me giddy, I tell ya!
So far, I have 10 flowers complete. It’s fairly easy to make 1 or 2 per day – usually after dinner, when I sit down with Sir Beads to watch a TV program.
I won’t show the new flowers yet . . .
Oh, what am I saying? I hate it when somebody leaves me in suspense!
How about if I show one of them?!?
To be continued in the coming weeks . . . .
Remember a while back when I made several flowers (here), including this one?
I figured it would eventually come in handy to jazz-up a project . . .
I think I found a good use for it!
When I mentioned that I had done some “quick crocheting” last week, it was this little purse to which I was referring.
The pattern (found here) is really well-written and works up in a flash, which makes it a great “tv time” project!
Wishing a very Happy Mother’s Day to all Moms, and I would also include aunts, sisters, grandmothers, and friends on that list!
In my view, the true spirit of Mother’s Day is the celebration of the nurturing woman – whomever she may be!
See you Monday, Kids!
Carol guessed right . . .
I am crocheting flowers.
Here are my “practice” ones.
I laugh as I write the word “practice” because I am not a “practicer”.
I’ve never had any patience for practicing. It’s a character flaw – I know – but I can never wait to get to the main event – even if that means learning the hard way through my mistakes.
This time, though, I wanted to practice because I bought some rather pricey yarn for the project I have in mind. I decided I should probably make at least one flower with my scrap yarn . . .
But as you can see, I have a whole bunch of “practice flowers” here. (They’re addictive!)
This type of crocheted flower and the possibilities for using it are currently all over the internet. Soon, I’ll make another bunch using my special new yarn! Then I’ll join them to create a shawl. Oh, I am soooo excited about that!
A shawl of flowers!!!
Could anything be prettier!?!
For my shawl, I’ll be using a variety of “flower” colors. I’m actually looking forward to using something besides purple for a change!
Huh? Less purple? Did Crystal really say that?
(Yep, it’s true!)
I‘m having such fun with these flowers! Here is the “bright pink” one I mentioned yesterday (It looks coral on my screen – but it’s pink!).
You can see in the photo below that the pink one is a smaller size. Eventually, I want to make several sizes, using different types of fabrics.
Maybe it’s the shorter hours of daylight but, lately, I just want to curl up with a quick project after dinner. Here’s my whimsical little crocheted posy!
And finally, I finished a few crocheted hearts. It’s probably too late to use them on Valentine cards for *this* year, but I’ll think of something to do with them.
Wishing you a weekend with the perfect mix of things you have to do and things you want to do!