It's Yarn Along day! and I have something completely different to share this week. I was happily knitting away on my second Miette cardigan when I saw Lucy's beautiful picture of the flowers she's crocheting for an Easter wreath project and I decided to give her tutorial for a teeny tiny flower a go.
I've always been vaguely aware of how to crochet but it's never really clicked for me before. I can make a basic granny square and I've improvised a few things over the years but the tutorials over at Attic 24 are so well written that I actually managed to follow along and make something resembling the pictures!
Hot on the heels of my first successful flower, I kind of ran with it and ended up with a little bouquet of crocheted flowers - teeny tiny flowers led to crocheted flowers and leaves and then on to Lucy's new daffodil and Japanese Quince!
That I was really a beginner and had never followed a crochet pattern before and then ended up with these beauties is testimony to the fact that Lucy's patterns are easy to follow.
I'm playing with the idea of making a Spring wreath now, we shall see (I also may or may not have started making hexagons *cough* if I ever go bankrupt it will be because of my yarn habit, I'm sure!).
There hasn't been much reading this week but I'm really enjoying the new issue of Taproot. In particular the conversation with William Coperthwaite.
What yarny goodness are you up to at the moment?