Saturday morning Sarah, Luiza, and I went out to 3 craft stores. I bought some cheap cotton yarn to make more Happy Flowers. I am loving these flowers. I was thinking about making just the flower, leaving the stem and leaves off, bundling them up in groups of 6 with a ribbon, and giving them as a gift of coasters. They crochet together so fast. This is the pattern from Lucy at Attic24. It is called the Happy Flower Decoration. I love Lucy's designs. They are so cheerful.
I just realized I haven't finished making and hanging the crocheted circle and heart from the bottom of the flower, along with the beads. I still have to stiffen the flower by applying a thick layer of glue to the back of it.
|These are the yarns I bought to work on the stems and the pink and purple to add springy colors to my old stash.|
|These are the beads that get added to the top of hanger and dangle from the bottom.|
I have decided to join 2 groups on Ravelry. One is called Granny Square a Day, which is self explanatory and the other is called One a Day. This one, you just complete one project or specific part of a project, a day. I am working on an afghan with yarn from my very small stash and my goal is to crochet one row a day. The afghan is much longer than I had planned, so, one row is a big accomplishment per day, since I am still working on other things. Because I am working from my stash, I sometimes crochet a row or two with an odd color combination and then decide that I can't live with it. Perfect example, this particular skein of HOT PINK yarn! I added the row, ripped it out, and then added it back. NOPE, it is coming out for good. I will use the hot pink for the Granny Square a Day project. I figure if I set a goal of 1 granny square a day and 1 row a day, before you know it, I will have 2 afghans made. Seeing that I have never made a full size afghan, this excites me.
TOO FUNNY!! My daughter just walked by and said that this afghan will be known as the "ugly afghan". Probably the favorite afghan, but also the ugliest. Yep, the hot pink row comes out.
I have decided that I need to have one "itty bitty" project going at all times, since my blog IS knitting thru the "itty bittys". I have gotten side tracked. This week I plan on knitting the baby mittens on page 33 of "itty bitty nursery". Fast project.
Hopefully, it will inspire me to make the Circles Stroller Jacket on page 28 of the same book.
Susan Anderson has SO many patterns that aren't in any of the "itty bitty" books, that I am so anxious to make. I MUST get back on track.
I also want to get started on the Cat pattern from the Etsy store, Mamma4earth. I love Linda's patterns. Her blog, Natural Suburbia, is really interesting. She designs alot of wild animal knit patterns. She is from South Africa.
It is getting late. The 3 granddaughters are sound asleep. I have to get up early to get them fed and 2 of them off to school. Then the 3 little ones will arrive around 8:00 a.m. and the day will begin with gusto.
I will leave you with a photo of my new spring purchase. Good Night.