Inspired by the Sea
Well, as you can see, I am STILL hooked on crochet for the moment.
I have been practicing and practicing, getting frustrated and pulling out stitches, and starting over.
But, when I'm able to complete something I'm happy with, it feels so good!
I tend to gravitate toward the hemp and linen yarns so when I found a pattern for a little sea star, I thought the hemp would be perfect!
The sand dollars are made with linen yarn and embellished with the lazy daisies in hemp thread.
I've been so happy to finally be living near the ocean, that this little crochet motif from the sea was fun to try.
There's just something so calming for me about making these.
I think they will make the perfect little embellishments for gifts or to use on a collage.
What do you think?
Now that I have the pattern down it doesn't take me too long to make a few.
Finally, I wanted to show you my progress with "thread crochet."
I have a book of these little motifs and I just try to pick out the ones that I think are my speed and give it a go!
Sometimes, they come out kind of curly. I guess they're still pretty, but I'd like them to be flat.
It seems I might have used a hook that was too large for the thread, so I'm going to try again with a smaller hook.
A big thank you to my blog friend, Carmelina for answering my email the other day and for the words of encouragement. If you don't know Carmelina or have never visited her blog you will love seeing some of the lovely thread crochet and other art she creates. I am always so inspired when I visit there.
The weather we've been having makes it so hard to be indoors and on the computer, so I am going to get back outside and enjoy.
We just bought a couple of bicycles to ride around the neighbor hood and down by the water.
I haven't been on a bike in so long that I'm a little unsteady! I guess just riding it more will help me get used to it.
Hope you're enjoying your weekend too!