An African flower journey …

I have always wanted to make one of these. Its just getting round to all these things.

So last week i made an african flower granny square. Its turned out very well after some steam blocking. The yarn i used is this cheap as chips yarn but OH it stitches up BEAUTIFULLY. its light weight, like lace or sock weight EVEN though they say its DK .. it is NOT DK. aaaanyway, the colours i used in the flower are the three colours i have in that yarn and they have worked quite nicely together .. and after feeling what the square felt like .. all soft and gorgeous I’m thinking a shawl or baby blanket! With picot edging.

So starting off ..

then .. 1,2,3 .. all together .. awwwwwww

and then ..BEFORE blocking ..

So there she is. A bit flat from the steam, but it plumped back again :)

Here is the link i used;

http://youtu.be/9r8g1tq8VU0

Enjoy! if you get stuck feel free to ask the maker of the video or me if you like :)

The drop stitches can be confusing if you’re a beginner .. but its really easy i swear!

xx

Just had to share my chair that I’m reupholstering .. At the moment it has one of baby blankets on it and a crocheted shawl slung over the arm .. The sun hit it today in the way that tell us here that spring is coming. I love it when you notice the sun changing and moving into another season .. Still a month and a half away but the bulging bulbs in the garden,fast growing buds on flowering tree’s like my Magnolia & the sun say otherwise ;)

Just had to share my chair that I’m reupholstering .. At the moment it has one of baby blankets on it and a crocheted shawl slung over the arm .. The sun hit it today in the way that tell us here that spring is coming. I love it when you notice the sun changing and moving into another season .. Still a month and a half away but the bulging bulbs in the garden,fast growing buds on flowering tree’s like my Magnolia & the sun say otherwise ;)

I’m at M&D’s for a few days for Christmas & am looking at all my Grandmothers baby blankets she made me. I remember this one so well! It’s very old now of course and needs repair (which ill try) and has felted the flowers and the alpaca edging. But it gives it an amazing look. Brings back such deep happy memories. Anyone who would like to see more up close pics let me know.

I’m at M&D’s for a few days for Christmas & am looking at all my Grandmothers baby blankets she made me. I remember this one so well! It’s very old now of course and needs repair (which ill try) and has felted the flowers and the alpaca edging. But it gives it an amazing look. Brings back such deep happy memories. Anyone who would like to see more up close pics let me know.