I did very little crochet whilst on holiday, but sometimes its nice to have a complete break, devoid of pressure.
Our first day back home, and we continued with the outdoor activities. It was back on our bikes, and we cycled westerly along the canal path. It was a lovely sunny day, but not too hot, and with our newly attached water bottle holders, we were refreshed along the route. We then did an about turn, this time hunting for geocaches on the return journey. We found that some of them we had tried in the past, but this time we had success finding 4 in total. And despite having to search through a horse-fly swarm and getting stung by nettles, we did have fun!
I had a night out with the girls from work, as we visited Las Iguanas, Mexican restaurant, followed by Creams for pudding! It was a fun night, with yummy food!
And Peter Andre came to town, promoting his fragrance. I do have a soft spot from him, so I was quite happy to watch at a distance!
Crafting wise I've mangaged to complete all the rustic lace flowers, and joined them along the way. So all I have left to do is finish sewing in the ends, and it will definitely need blocking!
As i've taken many flower pictures on my holidays, I now have a lovely amount of inspiration to return to.
For my next crochet piece, this flower was behind my thought process (anyone have any ideas what it is?)
I love the simple shape, the way you would draw a basic flower on paper.
I made a dark round centre, and changed to an orange colour. I made a long chain, turned and worked back down the chain, and joined at the same point on the circle, till I worked round the whole circumference.
I wanted to add a second colour to the petals, to match the two tone of the flower
So I went round each petal in a bright red, for a slight contrast
As you can see, it is in desperate need of blocking as the petals have closed and curled round
I decided to make another, only changing the centre colour (after finding the original colour I had wanted)
I had no plan when I started out, but they are lovely plump flowers, so I will see how they look joined together, as I invisage they could make a colourful cosy scarf!
Looks like its time to dig out the iron!...