Hello........ So when I went to the craft store last week I found myself struck down with a serious case of the wanties. No sooner had I spotted this Rico Creative Reflection I just knew I had to have it in my life. Even though I'm on a bit of a yarn ban.
I mean just look at the wonderful colours and the sparkle, it was just to hard to resist, even though at the time I had no idea what I was going to use it for, It just had had had to be mine.
When I got home I had a little look around online for suggestions of what to make and I found several knitting patterns but nothing suitably hooky, this posed a problem as I'm not the worlds best knitter, I just find it so slow and arm aching, as regular reader will know as I've had the same Cushion on my needles since my blog began February 2013
I wanted to make a scarf for me that was kind of lacy and pretty, maybe a flower, then inspiration struck and I remembered I'd seen a gorgeous flat flower earlier in the year, that would be just perfect, thankfully I loved it so much I'd even bookmarked (phew)
and here it is, the pattern comes from 'Emma's' wonderful blog and even better there is a fab tutorial explaining how to make the flowers.
So I set to work making wonderfully sparkly, wispy, lacy flowers. I'm using a 3.5 mm hook and the yarn is a joy to work with, such wonderful colour and a really soft a mix of virgin wool, acrylic, sparkle and in my opinion fairy dust.
Really the photo's do it no justice.
I originally planned on making a scarf although I'm not sure how I will put it all together yet, my mind is a whirl with possibilities, from 'ooh it would make a lovely shawl' to 'what about a 'flowery poncho' as you can see I'm a bit smitten with this project.
Who can blame me though, don't they look lovely nestled together.
Joining in with Ginny's 'Yarn Along'