It’s been a bit of a funny week in the BAM household. It’s as if spring’s early arrival has set a clock ticking in my head, warning me that time is running out to finish all the things I thought I’d get done over the miserable colder months. I know it’s daft, but it’s been difficult to shake that nagging feeling that I should be getting more things done, things that have absolutely nothing to do with the weather! I’m my own worst enemy most of the time, so to escape that ticking sense of doom, and cheer myself up in the process, I made this:
It’s not quite the shelf edging I had planned, but when the urge to crochet pretty little flowers pops into my addled brain, it seems kinder not to resist. Besides, the results have cheered me up! They also inspired me to dig out a terracotta pot that I picked up at a charity shop last year. I have three of these little pots and I’d planned to make a crochet garland of flowers to go around their necks. One down, two to go!
When I was making the daisies I found I needed to go down a hook size from 3mm to 2.5mm, and it’s amazing how much difference such a small change can make!
I might be brave and try my hand at crocheted daffodils next. I have a large jug full of the real thing in my living room at the moment, and they smell absolutely wonderful!
My cats seem to be the only ones not embracing the milder weather. Usually when the good weather rolls around they are out sunning themselves on a shed roof somewhere, but one barely bothers leaving the bedroom, and the other two rarely leave the living room.
It’s a battle sometimes to keep my crochet free from rogue cat hairs, but if it’s something I’m making for myself I don’t bother trying too hard to shoo them away. Oliver is particularly fond of snuggling up in my crochet, and often stands kneading it with his giant paws for several minutes before curling up in it. Naughty boy.
Right, that clock is ticking again! My other WIPs will have to wait for another post. I have flowers to make!
Oh, and don’t forget Handmade Monday over at Handmade Harbour!