Monkeys, threads and crochet flowers

30Dec09

‘Sit there nicely for a sec’, I said. ‘You know, as a size comparison! So people can see the difference between thin crochet cotton I’ve used before and this nice new Rowan Sienna cotton’.

At any point, did I say ‘Stick the flower I just made so lovingly, on yer head! Make like it’s a hat!’ No. I did not.

It’s not a monkey hat, it’s a brooch-without-a-back. I’m actually going to use to make a gift look pretty. (The shop was out of brooch backs. Tsk!).

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m still kind of new to yarns and the different shapes and sizes you get. This Rowan cotton is really nice to crochet with – there’s something about it that feels really smooth and rounded – and the colours are lovely. I’ve been wanting to make one of these flowers from Attic 24 for ages, but the yarn I had already was a bit wooly. This is perfect. I managed to find the one spare button in the house that isn’t black, too, and it does the job nicely. I’m almost finished making a monkey out of the same stuff – but actually, as often happens with projects before they’re finished, I’m not 100% sure about him. We shall see.

Co-incidentally, after all my searching for garlands and bunting, Lucy at Attic 24 made a great garland out of these flowers. I might try something similar, as they’re so nice to make. I’ve got no idea what I’ll do with it when it’s done, but I have a feeling there’s a monkey who could find a use for it.

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