Hope you had a good start to your new week - the last week of August! It seems like this summer has simply flown by and that Autumn is almost here! This has inspired me in various ways:
|Summer's last Glow|
I made a pretty Autumn Treasury List (Rust) here on Etsy!
I bought some new yarn in Autumn colours - Veritas Laura in Ochre, Terracotta and Olive Green.
|Veritas Laura (80% Acrylic, 20% Wool)|
|Zara - printed Scarf|
And also last weekend I've been busy making more* crochet flowers, and then laid them out like this:
|Autumn - My initial colour sequence|
|A Rainbow of Flowers|
|My Autumn Garland on the Balcony|
|Before: My Neon Pompom Garland|
|My Autumn Maybelle Flower Garland|
|My Blue Eyed Boy Maybelle Flower Garland|
|Both Garlands next to each other|
I have been making these flowers for quite a while, especially with Scheepjeswol Stone Washed!
|Crocheting Maybelle Flowers whilst driving in England this Summer|
|Purple Flower Garland (Commission 1)|
|Pink and Yellow Garland (Commission 2)|
|Making the flowers for this Garland on the way from England back to Belgium|
|This is a Maybelle Doily made from thick Zpagetti T-Shirt yarn|
I decided that I liked them so much I embarked on making a whole bunch (64) and then went through the prolonged agony of sewing them to one another (also made with Ezra yarn which is really pretty). This is still a WIP, because then suddenly at that time I happened upon a great pattern, the South Bay Shawlette! The rest was history as I developed a great enthusiasm for this new pattern (as you can read in a previous blog post). So sometime timing can play a crucial role, too!
|WIP alert! A Maybelle Shawl started in beginning of June 14 (so far 64 flowers + some tiny leaves designed by me!)|
|On my table this morning (including some new 2 coloured Maybelles)|
|Learning something new! Trying out the V-Stitch and a Finnish Granny Square|
I'm hoping for a few more sunny days. Wishing you all a productive week and looking forward to your comments!