I thought I would start off by sharing with you the two amigurumis (amis) I finished last night:
Last week I showed you my lovely chunky yarn that arrived & promised you I would show you what I was going to make with it. Well this project is slightly bigger than the minions & will definitely take me longer to complete! I had been tempted into buying some yarn last summer when we were on holiday. I had thought that I would bring home some craft supplies but planned to stay away from the yarn! After all I wouldn't be sure on quantities & would be unable to get more if I wanted it, and for a little at least while I managed this. But all the good intentions went out of the window when I spied this:
In one of my January blog browsing sessions I discovered the brilliant http://attic24.typepad.com/ .If you haven't visited Lucy in the Attic yet may I highly recommend a trip? I have fallen in love with her use of bright colors & plan to try out a lot of her patterns in the months to come. I also found the perfect pattern for my Red Heart yarn here. Of course it would need more than just three skeins, so I picked out colors that were in these mixtures - what a great excuse to buy yarn! I spent part of last weekend working on different ways of combining all the colors & this is what I have so far:
http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/neat-ripple-pattern.html with an excellent tutorial if (like me) you have never crocheted a ripple before, I was off & running (or rippling) in no time! I find it an extremely soothing pattern to work; I don't know quite what it is, maybe the gentle rhythm of the "valleys" & the "hills", but I am LOVING this!!! I have decided to keep it as a weekend treat, a reward with far less calories than those I often choose! So come Friday night I will be happily rippling away & I will try & remember to take a photo Sunday night for you before I pack it away for another week.
Well Friday is almost here, I hope you all have a lovely weekend of sunny days & sweet dreams :-)