Saturday, March 29, 2014

grey day, colorful pansies

Meadowview, my local nursery, is having a sale on pansies - all week I've been planning to go Saturday.  Then I woke up this morning and it's nothing but grey skies and rain.  and off and on snow.  It doesn't really put me in the mood for going to the nursery, but on the other hand, what brightens up a grey day more than some colorful flowers?  besides, in a few days when it's sunny, I'll be glad to have them.  I got a flat of 4 colors and put them in my vintage planters!  so pretty!  Now I just need some sun to go with them!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Look Molly, I made it!

I got the Molly Makes Crochet book for my birthday and for the first time in my life, I feel like I kind of get what the heck I'm doing when I try to crochet!  it's just like when you first knit and reading the instructions is like reading Greek - crochet is a different language too!  I screwed up my first attempt at this little trivet (they call it a doily, but I'm not crazy about admitting that I just crocheted a doily - so I'll call it a trivet, ok?) because I was crocheting into stitches instead of around them and I realized after I was done why the picture looked so smooth, but mine looked weird and loose and loopy.  I started again and it turned out pretty great, I think!

My favorite part is that little scallop around the edge - i can see myself using that around the edge of a baby blanket or something.  This is the picture from the book - pretty close.  just like with knitting, this really benefitted from a bit of a steam iron to block it out.