I hope you are practising the crocheted granny squares! If you’ve checked out the blog you’ll see I visited the local Spinners & Weavers’ group meeting this week and was amazed to find they are also learning to crochet the same square as us! The other thing you’ll see is that I managed to delete the photos on my camera before I downloaded them – duh! Will sort that out with a LOT more next week. I have refined the granny square pattern and will include it here.
Our next lesson, on Wednesday 09th March, will be ‘flowers’ – of all kinds. If anyone has patterns, books, examples of flowers either knitted or crocheted, please bring them along to share. I will have some patterns for you and we will practise some simple ones on Wednesday. I think we can safely say that Barbara Dobson, who attends our morning clases, is our resident flower expert, but others are learning well too – and Sian’s sunflowers are becoming a real feature.
Remember Olek – the crocheter who covered the New York bull on Wall Street in her pink ‘camouflage’? Check out what she’s just done with flowers at this site http://www.boweryboogie.com/2011/02/olek-hoists-yarn-flower-atop-358-broome/ and click on this one to see the Ladies Fancywork Society’s work in Denver http://handsindelight.com/2010/07/14/crochet-graffiti-in-denver/
If you want to investigate some flower patterns before Wednesday, click here http://www.squidoo.com/flowerknittingpatterns and scroll down to click on ones you fancy. This is also a brilliant site: http://knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/flowers.php and here is one with a range of crocheted flower patterns: http://www.allcrafts.net/crochet/crochetflowers.htm
See you next time,