Thursday, July 9, 2009

Two fer

So here's Jan Eaton's Alhambra, which I think must be Spanish for "slightly misshapen and a little lumpy".

Because it couldn't be my fault that it's weird looking. Noooooo.

July 8, 2009

And, to complete the day's weirdness, here's an odd little flower from Suzann Thompson's Crochet Bouquet book.

I say "odd" because of the colours I've used, really. The samples in the book were much less strange. But I love this yarn (I used it for a square very early on in the Odyssey) and thought it was time to bring it out again.

Regardless of it's suitability, apparently.

July 6, 2009
(because I missed the 6th, which means now I'm officially only 5 behind again, as long as I actually complete another square today...)

Hopefully the neon of the flower distracts from the messiness of the square...

Now, as for the Canadian flag pattern, it's pretty simple:

I used medium/worsted weight yarn and a size H/8 hook.

I can't actually remember how many stitches I chained to start, but I can tell you the rows are roughly 4.5 inches long. Each red section is 2.5 inches wide and the white section is almost 4 inches (can you tell I made this up? Could I possibly be more inaccurate?).

The entire flag is just shy of 9 inches wide, and the leaf is embroidered with the same red yarn as I used for the red sections of the flag. I just eyeballed it.

I hope this helps! I think the purse idea is fabulous, willet5, and I'd love to see samples! Poke. Poke. Poke.

1 comment:

Priscilla said...

I like the neon in the flower. It's bright and happy. Too bad about the square. They just don't always cooperate, do they?

Thank you for your comment on my blog. I am feeling much better, but it's been a busy week and I haven't gotten to blog. As far as stash reduction goes, my stash grew to completely unmanageable proportions, so I decided had to do something. In December, 2007, I joined the Stash Knitdown group on Ravelry, and I have been trying to get it under control every since. It is really slow going, though, and I still don't see much of a dent. I am definitely on the 10 year plan with my stash reduction! But at least I don't buy yarn often any more, which helps.