Thursday, 6 May 2010

My Next Crochet Project/Obsession...

And here we have...

... my first attempt at an African Flower. Made yesterday afternoon during N's nap.

That evening I then made another one. I also realised I'd made a mistake in the first one which I then frogged & fixed.

And this morning I made another two while encouraging A & N to watch Cbeebies (I'm going to join as you go, hence why I've not made the last round).

I got the pattern from Flickr via Elizabeth Cat's blog (which I discovered via The Garden Bell). As Elizabeth says, they're quite addictive. Up until the 4th round they just look like fairly ordinary crocheted hexagons. It's not till the 5th round (the final one on the photos above) that they become a little bit special.

There is a group on Flickr devoted to the African Flower with many examples of other peoples work made using this pattern. I love how different people using the same crochet pattern can produce such a variety of unique projects. I especially enjoying mixing up my colour combinations, I think that's why they become so addictive. Eventually I will make mine into a blanket.

In the meantime I will try and finish N's cushion.

I've only another six rounds to do though I think a few more African flowers will appear before I complete the cushion cover! N won't mind if it's delayed, he's not even 2 yet and is oblivious to it all, I tried showing him the flowers but he pushed them out the way as they were obscuring his Noddy book. Ah well.

We've finally had a couple of warm sunny days, Special Teddy got a well deserved wash.

My garden dragon fly has been sparkling in the sun. May is quite an exciting month in the garden, I've lots more garden photos to select from to make up another garden post soon.

On Sunday, A & N were at a birthday party at a nearby farm. From his parents the birthday boy was given these...


Duckings (can't remember which breed), so cute!

Just a reminder: my giveaway closes for entries at midnight tonight. I hadn't realised at the time that my giveaway draw would coincide with the General Election. I voted earlier this afternoon after dropping A off at Nursery. Now to wait and see what happens...











8 comments:

Tabiboo said...

Oh wee ducklings and how gorgeous do they look?

I was looking at the African flowers at the weekend via Kate's blog and they do look very effective and addictive.

We're off to vote in a mo'....have a lovely day,

Nina xx

The Garden Bell said...

I'm so happy you are enjoying Elizabeth and her African Flowers. Aren't they fun. I just love how they turn into something very special at the end. I'm also loving her bags. Have you seen her boots over on Flickr too. All I know is Luc better watch out... only kidding. I still love the Attic.....

Kate

Thanks for the linkie

thelinencat said...

I am very in love with the African Flowers, may have to add that to my 'must try soon' list.

Cute ducklings!

Bx

topchelseagirl said...

They are so pretty. Oh and the ducklings are gorgeous.

Simone said...

The crochet flowers are gorgeous. I especially like the colour combinations in the blue one. The ducklings are so sweet. I wish I could cuddle one! x

Sue said...

I must have a go at these African flowers. Yours look great. Have you seen Elizabeth Cat's blog? It's yummy.

Sue x

Kelly said...

i love your African Flower's, the colours you've used are just lovely, & what sweet little ducklings!

Teje said...

Hello! I loved the colours in your 'almost ready blanket' but I think these colours are even more my favorite! I think I start something like that, too....
Thank you for inspiration! Lovely post! Teje

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