We’ve had a very cold, blustery day here in the south of England, with a biting wind and icy frost. Certainly no weather for strawberries...or is it?
Off my hook this week is a new winter hat for Little Flower. I made her a little strawberry hat last year, and when she realized she had outgrown it, she asked if I could crochet another one.
Of course I couldn’t track down the original pattern, which I had sorta mashed together from various sources last year, so I decided to improvise again. A baby earflap hat pattern was increased until it fit Little Flower’s head, the strawberry stem was spotted on Pinterest, but I didn’t like the leaves that accompanied it, so I made my own. Pale yellow yarn stitched on for the seeds. (I will happily cobble together all the elements into one coherent pattern upon request – just send me an email!)
She is very pleased and wears it with pizzazz – and gets many a smile from passers-by on the street!
In other crochet news, I finished the first ball of yarn for the Manly Scarf:
I am loving the shades of this yarn! But I must tuck it away so it is not discovered...
And like so many of us, there are a few other makes in the works that must stay secret until Christmas...so I will entertain you with a funny item I found in the latest Graham & Greene catalogue:
My, my, what gorgeous pom poms used decoratively on the wall! Remind you of something?
Oh, I am just so on trend...but wait, let’s look a wee bit closer...
Good grief! Do you see the price tag on those posh balls of tissue paper? Three for £19.95?!? I have £40 worth of pom poms on my wall from the Rainbow Birthday Party! And heck, mine are multi-coloured, which Graham & Greene would no doubt value at £29.95 for three!
Don’t you just love love love being a *maker*? I am sure most of you have experienced a similar crafty smugness, yes? Tell me about it and revel in it here!
And don’t forget to link up your hooky projects below!