I wish you all a happy Valentine. My husband surprised me with following bouquet. He actually remembered petunia and ranunculus to be my favourite flowers!
And after breakfast he surprised me even more with these... Isn't he a marvel?
This last week has gone by so fast! Until Thursday I was not that successful in crocheting at all. I did made a Valentine's present for the girlfriend of my youngest at his request. But I simply did not get on well with the cushion I wanted to make for a friend whose birthday is rather near.
Finding the colours was easy still, but I simply did not find any pattern that matched the picture I had in mind. I spent hours searching, starting, rejecting, and starting over again, but nothing came close to what I saw clearly in my mind.
And then all of a sudden last Sunday evening I simply took my hook and some wool and just started crocheting and some time later I had made following Granny Square:
Without much debating, no pattern involved, hardly any starting over... And this Granny was just the way I had wanted it to be.
Finally the question concerning the pattern was solved so I could get started with the cushion. The first few grannys went fine, but in my mind the patterns of other Grannys were forming. Soon I was making one mistake after the other because my hands followed these patterns instead of the original one. So I put the box with wool oddments next to the basket and on Monday I made:
Tuesday a slight variation of Monday's Granny:
And still on Thursday I found it hard to concentrate on the first pattern...
On Friday I finally managed to stay focused on the cushion-Grannys. As front and back were finished I was not that sure in what colour I should crochet the border. Neither Chanvre nor Ecru seemed to suit. So I plunged into my box of Phil Cotton 3 again and resurfaced with Poudre.
And now... Ta-dah!
I am quite happy with the result. I hope my friend will be too...
And now I want to try figuring out, what I could crochet with my Valentine's yarn... I'll keep in touch!