Look how much my African Flowers blanket has grown! Isn't it just gorgeous? I am so in love with it. I work on it as a reward to myself for all the other craft stuff I do. Crocheting these little african flowers is just a treat for me! I reckon I am about two thirds of the way there now.
The other crochet feat I have managed to pull off is to make this pair or gloves! I was ridiculosly pleased with myself for making these. The pattern came from another Melody Griffiths book 'Crochet in no time', and I loved the fact that they were granny squares with fingers! These aren't perfect, as I struggled a bit with the pattern to start with (patterns are hard!).
Also I ran out of wool half way through the right hand glove and couldn't get the exact same colour again in my local wool shop, so the fingers and thumbs are a slightly lighter colour. But that just makes it easy for me to tell left from right! The wool I used is called 'Sublime' and it is a mix of silk, cashmere and merino (I think!). They are very soft and snuggly, and I have been wearing them everyday!
These are wingless, as yet (and therefore easier to control) but they still look cute. Wings will get made and attached tonight!