Oct 01, 2015
Today I was feeling a little overwhelmed by the thought of working on my new pattern, the Quirky Cardi (below). It's school holidays here and the challenge of simultaneously being available for the kids and pattern writing is likely to result in some pretty interesting crochet instructions!! So, I decided to give myself the day off and concentrate on something relatively mindless instead...
There was the Rustic Lace Blanket calling my name, but perhaps I'll attend to that tomorrow...
Months ago I was inspired by the awesome crochet coat hangers made by the insanely clever @crochetspecs on Instagram (seriously check her out!). I discovered a few wooden hangers hiding in the old caravan a while back, and they have been waiting to be bombed ever since. Yep, this seemed like a good project for today! So I plucked one off the rail, eyed up my stash and selected a few of my favourite colours ~ a minty green, pink, yellow, orange, black & white. The plan was to create a plain background and decorate it with some happy flowers and a little bee! Last year I created a piece for a yarn bombing here in Auckland and I really loved the teeny amigurumi bee that featured as part of it, so I thought I'd try to re-create him for this project...
Once the hanger was covered (3 rows of dc worked to the length of the hanger and closed with a row of slip stitch) I began making a selection of flowers, but the first lot just weren't doing it for me.
I made another, this time with a seafoam centre and pink petals and I was much happier. The other flowers just looked too busy when teamed with the spring duo so I have left them off and added them to my 'Crochet Doodle' box of tricks. And here it is, finished and ready to hold coats... or just hang there and look pretty!
And for those of you hanging out for the cardigan pattern, never fear, I am psyching myself up for another session with it tonight ;)