It's been a bit Roses galore over the last few weeks here at the Summerhouse, as I've been making Roses for my Spring time wreath. I know technically they are not a Spring flower, but I just couldn't resist adding some to my wreath. I'm slowly getting there with the wreath but I pretty certain now that it will be a Easter Ta-dah moment for this project as the equinox is less than a week away now and I still have quite a lot to get done, my left wrist is getting very creaky and starting to complain about too much knitting.
There are so many different patterns for crocheted Roses out there, it was hard to know where to start. So I decided first I would make the Roses from the book 'Cute and Easy Crochet' by Nicki Trench, as it's the first crochet book I bought, when I started to learn.
My first attempt was way back in January, before I even contemplated starting this blog. I made this Rose using Stylecrafts DK special in 'Pale Rose'.
Last week when I was ill in bed, I went into Rose making mode, maybe that's a new symptom for a cold!! anyway the Rose on the left of this shot is also made using a pattern from the above mentioned book.
I then went on to make these two Roses using a tutorial created by Lucy at the fab Attic 24 which you can find 'here' again I made these roses using Sylecraft Special DK, in Fondant and Clematis.
The leaf pattern is also on this tutorial.
Just before I go, look who popped by this morning, I opened the door to find this lovely Green woodpecker sitting on the lawn.
Not the best photo but I guess I was lucky that I had my camera to hand. The birds have been in frenzy feeding with the sudden cold weather we've been experiencing in the UK, over the weekend I was watching a gang of long tailed tits who were feeding on our birdie feeder, we have such a great variety of birds in our garden, perhaps I''ll tell you all about them another day.