To be honest, after finishing my Weekend Blanket which took so long, I thought it might be a while before I felt the urge to crochet again. But, I'm obviously not easily put off because on the weekend I gathered together some yarn and started making some bunting.
The reason for this burst of enthusiasm started with the Knitting Group. We meet in the cafe at our local swimming pool where a Community Fair is held every December. The Fair is a place where local groups can display their wares or just publicize their existence so that locals can not only see what's happening but join a group if they are interested. This year we (the Knitting Group) are having a stall to showcase what we do and hopefully encourage more members. Where does the bunting come in? Well, I thought it would be perfect to decorate our little stall.
I love bunting and have decorated my studio windows with rows of colourful bunting. This time I wanted to try a new design and found one (with a handy tutorial) on the Bunny Mummy blog.
I chose ten colourful balls of acrylic yarn and made a couple of 'trial' flags and was pleased that they were very simple to make.
I plan to make a total of ten flags and to make sure that the colours were spread across all the flags, I decided to work a row at a time. i.e. all of the centres, then all of the round ones, then all of the round twos, etc.
Turned out to be a good idea, and the flags are coming along very nicely.
Blogs I Love to Visit...
The next blog on my list is Cherry Heart which coincidentally is another predominantly crochet blog although Sandra also knits beautiful socks and sews lovely patchwork bags (and other things). Funnily enough it wasn't her crochet that attracted me to her blog but her sewing and I love her scrappy style with personal touches like buttons and stitchery. Sandra designs (and sells on Ravelry) beautiful patterns for crochet blankets, scarves and shawls and has now added knitted sock patterns to that list. On her blog she has a section called Crochet Corner which is full of everything you need to know about crochet with lots of photos and easy to follow instructions. When I started crocheting again, I found her tutorials invaluable and still refer back to them whenever I get stuck on something or want to learn a technique. Sandra has a regular video podcast which I really enjoy where she shows and talks about her latest projects, her yarn acquisitions and other things she's been up to. Why not pop over and admire her work?
Until next time