I am sure we will be very busy hiking and so forth, but just in case I should get a bit of 'down time' I am packing my latest crochet project to keep me busy. These beautiful little things are called African Flowers and are the brainchild of Elizabeth Cat. She has been producing amazing crochet eye candy on Flickr for quite a while, but also now has her own blog. You can get the free pattern for the African Flowers here.
I started this with the idea of making it in to a blanket for a certain person, however I am so in love with the way it looks that I may not be able to part with it!
Also I have learnt to 'join as you go'. If you look at the top photo you will see how I have added another row of trebles and joined the flower to the next one 'as I go'. It is a bit of a brain ache but I think I've got it now!
I was so inspired by the ideas on show that I have managed to jot down some of my own that have been rattling around in my head for a while.
I fancy using a mixture of piecing and applique and re-visiting my love of Drunkard's Path by piecing the top of 'trees' then appliqueing leaves and forest creatures over the top. This is very much in an initial design stage but I thought I would share it with you all.
Take a look at the DQS9 pool, where you can see really creative ideas blossoming all over the place and read VERY funny discussions!
I will now be very quiet for a good 5 days but hope to bring you some West Highland stories soon!