Gah, the weather here has been dreadful today, cold, blustery and wet wet wet all day. Very wintry indeed and I found myself feeling a bit miffed that the Spring weather has not yet arrived. Where is it? Where is it hiding? I had to nip out earlier to buy guinea pig food and a tin of paint and it was so yuck out there that I couldn't wait to scurry back home and settle down with a hot mug of chocolate dusted coffee and some comforting hooky.
My polystyrene wreath ring arrived in the post this morning (gosh, I do love mail order), it's a 30cm half round ring which is the same sort I used for my Christmas Wreath. This one is going to be transformed into an equally laden Easter Wreath, and today I started hooking up the stripy cover for it. I raided my stash of leftover yarns and selected some aran weight in light spring colours :: some Stitch Nation Bamboo Ewe, some Debbie Bliss Aran and some Rico Merino Aran. A 5mm hook and simple rows of double crochet, 28 stitches across. It works up quickly, and is surprisingly pleasurable.
I've begun collecting a few decorative bits n bobs too, and the giddy shivers of excitement are slowly creeping in......wreath making is such a lot of creative fun! It's a lot of work mind you, and by that I really mean lots of time. Can't exactly call it work, but it is certainly time consuming. Three weeks till Easter so I hope I'll be able to get it finished in time.
I've been gently making Spring flowers over the past few weeks, a few here, a few there. But I need lots more. And lots of leaves. And pom poms. Which reminds me, I must try and think where-oh-where have my pom pom makers gone? Can't blame the former Shelves of Doom any more, for they are still relatively tidy and don't eat things like they used to. Maybe the Creative Cupboard is looking after them, I'll go for a tentative dig in there tomorrow.
I'm loving the look of all these flowers together. The daffodils and teeny tiny flowers you already know....the six petalled flowers on the left there are my first attempts at making polyanthus flowers. They kind of worked out but am not entirely happy with them yet. More work needed. Must press on...........
EDIT to add.....I am SO going to try this pattern...(crochet forsythia!!), will let you know how it goes! The excitement is getting intense!