Hello ......... I hope you are all keeping warm, yesterday we had our first frost of the season here at the Summerhouse, but I don't mind as it was followed by the most gorgeous blue sky day, much better than all the damp November grey we've had lately.
Any road today is going to be all about Roses, sadly they are finished out in the garden for now, but over the last few months I've been crocheting away making things for my 'Wintertime Wreath'.
Yes I know it's winter, but I just had to include some Roses, as what is more gorgeous than a Winter Rose and believe it or not last year we did in fact have a Winter Rose blooming at the Summerhouse. I took the above picture on the 5th December, natures so resilient so who knows maybe just maybe it'll happen again this year too.
At the weekend I decided I would try out a new Rose pattern. This one is from Nicki Tench's book 'Cute and Easy Crochet with Flowers.' I found the pattern easy to follow as it was similar to a Rose pattern I had made from her previous 'Cute and Easy Crochet book.' So I set to work hook in hand, working the two rows needed to make this rose.
I made my Rose from most gorgeous 'artesano' superfine alpaca DK, it really is divine so soft, to tell you the truth I bought this yarn purely for the colour as I wanted a gorgeous icy blue hue for my wreath, but it's a dream to work with so soft and snugly, I keep dreaming of hand warmers made from this yarn, oh no, not another project to add to the growing list!!!!
Anyway I digress, here it is Ta-dah my icy winter rose.
When I made my Spring time wreath earlier in the year as well as a 'Cute and Easy' crochet pattern I also used Lucy's wonderful Attic 24 May Roses pattern. So I've been busily making some of these cute little Roses for my wintertime wreath too.
As you can see they are much smaller that my new Icy winter rose, but they fit perfectly onto the wreath, I still need to play around with the layout ( that's the fun bit!!! yippee) but I'm sure I'll find all these 'Winter Roses' a place on the wreath.
It's so much fun to be wreath making again.
and Nicoles KCCO so why not check out what everyone else has been up to.
As for reading I'm just about to start the above book it was a magazine freebie, and it's not something I'd usually read but I figure why not, Christmas is on the way. It might take me a while with my pacing program as I'm only allow to read for 10 minutes a day, so I might have it read by Christmas.
Linking up with Ginny's Yarn along