Sunday, March 5, 2017

Hats, Owls, and Flowers

I'm finally feeling more human again. The month of February was unkind to my immune system. As a result I'm trying to catch up on cleaning and chores and have less time to play. But I've still been productive!

First off, I got the buttons for the newsboy hat. I had a good rummage through my stash and came up with this pair.

Then a lone skein of seafoam colored wool jumped into my cart while I was wandering around JoAnn Fabrics. After a Ravelry search, I found a free pattern by the same company that made the yarn. This one was a lot of fun to work up! So many neat textures! Also, the buttons I used on this hat were from my stash. They had been an option for the newsboy cap.

I had a little bit of the seafoam yarn left over, so I decided to finally try out this fun owl pattern. Not bad for a first try at amigurumi!

I'd been meaning to learn how to make the African flower hexagon motifs I've been seeing everywhere and finally got around to trying them. I used some leftover kitchen cotton and went to town. There are actually two motifs that are stacked and attached via single crochets around the edges. Made for a nice hotpad in the kitchen.

I've got a few WIPs happening right now. One is an amigurumi, which I've discovered is a workout for one's hands. I can only do so much on one of those figures before my hands need a rest. There's also a quartet of towels and a quick cowl.

Jellyfish amigurumi  is a free Ravelry download.

Cowl is a free pattern online found via Ravelry.

Towels are my own pattern.

That's it for now. Hoping to finish up the cowl, do a few more rounds on the jellyfish, and maybe get going on these towels... all in between loads of laundry. See you next week!

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Here's hoping March is healthier month!