In Full Bloom...
I am enamored with flowers. Pansies mainly. They have long been one of my favorite blossoms, and so I decided to see what kind of interpretation I could design. A natural pansy is a bit unbalanced with big and little petals. My plan is to incorporate them into squares, and since I'm still a novice it makes more sense to work with uniform sizes. I'm feeling pretty satisfied with where things are so far. The technique for moving from flower to square was a challenge for me. I want the background to resemble a classic granny, so I needed to add on chains in the right location and configuration that I can work off of to make the square. With a few more adjustments I should have my "Classic Granny Pansy" ready for it's unveiling.
Along with the pansy, I'm working on a pop-corn-picot flower. Again I plan to use the classic granny as the background. I'm sure I can find a pattern for these, but I'm trying to build my design skills. That means I'm stitching and ripping and stitching some more until I'm happy with the result! I have one finished that gets the big thumbs up, and another that is nearly there! Look for the big reveal on Friday.
I still have other projects on the hooks. Eleanor and Juliana are patiently waiting for my flower fetish to wilt. But for right now, I'm really enjoying all the new things that I'm learning and being able to share my experiences with you. I had no idea when I started the Granny Square Project that it was going to grow into something so wonderful. I figured I'd make a few squares and be done. I guess not. Now I understand why people are so devoted to this technique or method of crochet. It's fun, satisfying and only limited by your imagination.
Since it's Wednesday I bet you're surprised that I didn't included a book picture! Actually, I'm just about finished with Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness. There has been much anticipation for this book as her debut last year with A Discovery of Witches was enormously successful. Was it worth the wait? I'll let you know what I think when I'm finished!!
Well friends, that does it for me today. I'll be linking up with these terrific blogs, and spending some time visiting and seeing what amazing things are going on. I hope you'll join me.
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