Hello everyone, hope you all had a wonderful week, I did. You would think that being in the middle of winter that I would be beavering away with my snuggly warm Afghans. No, I am having a love affair with cotton. Doilies, jam covers, and a bag has graced my hooks this week.
First of all a bag that started out as a tea towel!!!
And yes it is grey and not a black and white photo. While I am a colour junkie with my art and crafts I wear neutral tones a lot, although my accessories are usually full of colour. This did really start out as a kitchen towel, a weekly cal at 2016weekly and dishcloth cals had a pattern that looked interesting, as I always wanted to try a towel, I thought it would be just the ticket. However, I did not choose the right cotton and as I crocheted I was beginning to realise it was too soft and silky for a towel. So it sat there for a while, I was reluctant to undo it all as a lot of time had gone into it… those single crochets! Then I had a brain wave, a bag!
It was about the right width so I added a flap using black loop sc. Made a button flower and strap and hey presto! I just need to line it with the material you see in first photo and I have a stylish bag I think.
Now enough of grey! Some colour please.
I love doilies antique ones, modern ones, whatever I am a sucker for them. This week I have been working on one I found on Pink Rose Crochet Blog
It is called Moon Beans by Fujiko Takagi. There is lots of eye candy on this blog if you like doilies etc., and even better some come with charts.
I had hoped to finish it for today’s post but as you see I didn’t, on the last round though. The reason I didn’t finish was I got distracted by a blog I found this week called Crochet Memories. There are some gorgeous doilies. I couldn’t help myself.
I have been wanting to make set of coasters for gifts for ages and she has several pattern which are gorgeous.
This Lacy Textured Mandala Coaster has so many colour possibilities, and I think I will be doing lots of them.
And gulp I started another doily, a ruffled one. the cal for it has just finished and I am up to week 2.
Also another doily Potpourri Spring Pineapple Lace Doily, I noticed that it could be stopped early and would make a jam cover, as I am in the process of gearing up to make marmalade. I thought that would be wonderful for gifts.
I am going to carry on and do the full doily with this one, as I need to find some orange cotton for the flowers for the marmalade jam jars.
Soon I will be back to some snuggly wool Afghans. I am taking part in the Ravellenics on Ravelry with the Colourful Cals group.
I am entered in the WIP Wrestling and a Cowl Jump events.
For the WIP Wrestling event I decided to finish the 2015 Bam Cal Afghan
All the squares are done I just have to join them and do the border. So far only two are joined! Doable in two weeks I think. I will show the Cowl I have decidecd on during the games.
Phew if you are still here well done. I will leave you with a photo of some Daphne I picked today that is gracing my kitchen window sill and is scenting the whole house.
I love Daphne, as to me it indicates that the garden is starting to wake up after its winter's rest.
Have a wonderful happy week crafting everyone and thank you for visiting.