Anyway, just as the previous day had been glorious, today brought a freshly laundered feel to the garden and I wanted to get going on the sunflower I'd started at Nicky's yesterday. We'd had a very productive Guild meeting and Fimo-ed our crochet hooks and some buttons; here are mine:
We'd also tried out our hand spindles which after many not-quite-what-we're-after YouTube handspinning videos, we cobbled together some yarn, which I am really excited about. It's not very easy to see on the spindle but here's how I've done so far:
|Note the home-made granola in jar and home-grown|
squashes in background...
Meanwhile, back at the sunflower: I really must reference the book I've been using for all these wonderful flowers and veg - it's 100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet by Lesley Stanfield and getting the link for that I found she has another book! Yes please!! Anyway I finished it...
...but felt it was a bit flat so I made a back:
It's really good now as it looks like a proper seed head . The Fimo-ed hooks are so easy to use and I thought I'd make a honey bee with the bumble bee pattern only use brown instead of black and a 3.5mm hook. I was really pleased with the result:
I'm going to make some more and sell them on my stall.