Monday, June 4, 2012

Japanese Flower Scarf

 I am excited to be starting a Japanese Flower Scarf. I got the yarn in the middle of April and told myself I could start it when I finished a few projects. I finished a bag today and will post photos of it as soon as I line it and I have finished a few other projects too. I started the scarf today. Just one flower to start with. Here it is.
I love the yarn a lot. It is Debbie Bliss Andes. It is dk wt. but it is very thin, almost like sock yarn. It is by far the softest yarn I have ever felt though and this scarf is going to be for me. Not giving this one away to anyone. For the pattern I suggest doing a Ravelry search or even a google search. I have looked at several patterns and they are all basically the same. Most say to use fingerling yarn, but I have seen these flowers made with everything from sock yarn to worsted wt. I think it is whatever you prefer. My friend Teresa has helped with coloring a chart to show where to change colors. It is fun to make and the flowers work up pretty quickly. That is all I have today, just wanted to share this lovely yarn and the fun flower. :)

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Rose Wreath Ta Dah

 What a beautiful day it was today. We went to the Iowa City Festival of Arts this afternoon and it was a perfect day. Autumn and I got up early and went to our local park and had a picnic for breakfast. Then when Will woke up we got ready and went down to the Festival. I love it. They close the streets and artisans have stalls lining several streets. There was also a lot of things for the children to do and it was all free. Unfortunately I forgot to take my camera and my phone was dead. Story of my life. Lol.
 When we got home Autumn and Will took a nap and I finished this little thing I have been working on this week. It is straight from Lucy of Attic24. I love the roses she designed.  The wreath is for my daughter's bedroom door when we move in a few weeks.
 The roses are really addictive and I have made around 20 of them so far for different things. That is about it for me today. I am really tired and I think I may have gotten a little too much sun today. I was smart though and made lunches for tomorrow and have our clothes set out. Now all I have to do is finish my Stylin Ripple and relax in my favorite spot on the couch in the living room. I wonder where my favorite spot is going to be when we move. Can you tell I am excited to move on from this little place and back into a house with room to breathe. Yippee. I am feeling super creative and have so many ideas for things to make for our new home. Not all crochet either. Talk to you all soon. :)