I really can't be bothered with big projects right now, don't you find it hard to knit or crochet when it's so warm? I'm not complaining about the lovely weather long may it last! it's just that I need to crochet or I will get withdrawal symptoms and so, small is the way to go.
I have been making lots of cute little projects with 4 ply cotton, they turn out so sweet but I have found the smaller the project the more wear and tear on my thumbs so I'm having to be careful because they are aching quite a bit just now. While I am on the subject I found this blog post today which I found really interesting, it's a pity it wasn't available last year when my problems first started. There is lots of good advice on there for any of you who have problems with your hands.
This is what I have been up to today.
I made these with Patons DK cotton and a 3.5mm hook
These are made with Patons 4ply and a 2.5mm hook
I thought they would be good for bag charms or hanging on a key ring. I always think it's nice to have a few little things like this just to give away as gifts.
Then I had to put the cotton away but my crochet cravings weren't satisfied so I made these with DK wool.
You can find the free pattern for these cute flowers here
I have a plan for these they are going to sit with the granny roses and puff flowers that I made before, I need just a few more flowers before I put this plan into action, all will be revealed once it's done, I only hope that this idea of mine works or I'm gonna look a bit silly....haha but then I'm used to that. :)
Hope you are all enjoying your weekend!