I saw that lots of people I know had been making African Flowers from Elizabeth Cat's pattern so I thought well I'll make one, it looks fun. Did you see Kim here making African Flowers? I'm so happy I can do that linking thing now!!
Well... one was okay but I thought it would look better with 4ply wool and a smaller hook....so I went wool shopping...only 5 balls....very reasonable...
So I began to experiment with colour combinations, always keeping white on the outside, and I can't tell you how much I love them. I've been making them watching the election coverage, on the bus, on the train ( more about that in a moment), and watching Avatar this afternoon. I'm possibly the last person in the world to see this film and I'm not a big fan of sci-fi special effects but I admit I was hooked, so hooked I even had to put down an African Flower!
So now I have a lovely pile of African Flowers, no more than 2 the same but all in the same 5 colours.
I can spread them out, or pile them up and play with them for hours. But now I have to decide what to make with them...
I have seen lovely bags at the African Flower flickr group here ( sorry I'm showing off now),A hexagonal cushion would be nice like the one that Karin made...
Maybe a blanket...I do like making them! Please let me know any good ideas.
Yesterday I went to Benojan which is about an hour away on a little train.
We had a lovely lunch in a hotel there, we went with my husband's immediate family, just the 17 of us(!) It was quite a logistic task getting everyone on the train and sat down then off again at the right stop... especially as the group included a baby in a pram and two octagenarians .
However we arrived and had lunch, the sun shone, the flowers were blooming, the stream was crashing over the rocks ( all that rain has had huge effect on normally quiet streams and rivers).
It was a perfectly lovely day.I even managed a few African Flowers on the journey!
Hope your weekend has been lovely too.