Having finished most of the projects I brought with me to keep me occupied till we move, I've been playing around with some left-over yarn. There are so many different tutorials on making these japanese flowers, but I used Elizabeth Cat's.
I like it and it could decorate the bag I showed you last week:
Just pinned on right now - I'm not 100% sure yet!! I will be adding a lining to this bag after all of your advice last week to stop the bag stretching out of shape. This is going to be a birthday present for my soon to be 9-year-old niece (how time flies!).
Is the flower too much?
The one unfinished project in my bag is the crochet necklace I started back in Canada. For such a small project, it's given me some headaches! Last night I decided to have another go and started again from scratch. I thought it had gone quite well, but in the light of day there are a few mistakes and some problems because of twisting:
And it's really hard to photograph clearly in this light!! It should look like this one on Ravelry!!
I am fast coming to the conclusion that I have neither the patience nor the eyesight for fiddly crochet on tiny hooks ... so don't be expecting any intricate, lacy doilies from me anytime soon (or, indeed, ever!). I can hear my husband breathing a sigh of relief on that score!!
Doubt if there'll be time for any crafting this next week - we get the house keys this weekend and our container full of our belongings will arrive on Monday - yippee!!
Go and have a look at other creative spaces over on Kirsty's blog.