Hello lovely lovelies♡ Another week filled with summer days, summer flowers, and a little crocheting; has sped by. Another week joying in every moment of the warmth of hot days of late summer♡
I can sense a change in the light in the early mornings and late evenings. An ever so slight change; so slight that you can hardly notice, but I can sense it. The hydrangeas are beginning to morph into their late summer, early autumn beauty. The sweet peas have come to the end and the roses are beginning to fade as well. The cosmos and dahlias though, are still flowering without any hint that autumn might be thinking about returning to my little place. So, I'll be happily snippity snipping pretty flowers for a little while longer.
This week I've been crocheting my pretty. I started the sleeves crocheting single rows in different colours; the same colours as in the front and back. As I crocheted along one sleeve and had finished fifteen or so rows I decided I didn't like the sleeve in all the colours. The sleeve together with the granny square front and back just looked too busy.....even for me. What??!! I am that gal who loves busy, busy, busy, but not this time. For this crochet pretty, less is definitely more. But.......you never heard those words escape from my lips. =)
So I decided to crochet the sleeves in the same pretty blue as the border dancing around the granny squares of the front and back. And I must say I'm loving this much better. Also, I decided to make shorter sleeves rather than longer ones. I will wear a skivvy or a blouse under my crochet pretty.
I ran out of the blue wool early in the week and until I could purchase some more, I thought I would attack all those messy, tangly ends and weave them all in. A tedious job but of course, needed to be done. With all the threads having been weaved in I slip stitched the seams together.
BUT.....after trying on my crochet pretty I didn't like the wide boat neck. It was just too wide so I decided to make the neckline smaller. I just wasn't happy with it. But, to make the neck smaller it meant I had to frog the sleeve, undo the slip stitched shoulder seams, frog the scalloped neckline and unravel the shoulder tabs......AND.... re-crochet everything again! Oh dear, back to where I was last Saturday! Such a pain in the derriere!
So, Friday and Saturday I began to right the wrongs of my crochet pretty; crocheting along; one treble crochet, two treble crochet, three treble crochet......until all the interlocking little clusters were done and my crochet pretty was finished. Sigh (a very big sigh)....yes finished....at last!
Another crochet pretty finished. Another woolly pretty in readiness for the autumn and winter seasons. I finished crocheting the sleeves and joining the seams this morning. I thought about crocheting a scalloped edging around the hem.....I still might. I'm loving this crochet caper. I'm loving how quickly it is to finish crochet pretties. I started this pretty in January and it is finished mid February. Pretty good, considering I kept unravelling as I crocheted along Such a lot of unravelling. =) Though, I might put down my crochet hook for a bit and get out my knitting needles and fashion a woolly for my sweet Riley. She's growing and will be in need of some sweet woolly pretties for the cooler seasons. A cardie perhaps with a pretty pattern. I'm off to browse through some pattern books.
Enjoy your Sunday, lovely lovelies♡ May you delight in many moments that cause you to smile with thankfulness and gratefulness♡ I know I will♡ I'll see some of you lovely lovelies at Kathy's place later this evening♡
Until the next time......