Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Yarn Along

At the moment I don't seem to have much time for personal yarn work.  Mainly because I am determined that I am going to get my current tapestry finished well before the end of the month no matter what.  Although thinking it about it, I am working with wool to do that, so perhaps it is yarny!

What I really mean is that I don't seem to have any time for crocheting for myself.

Thankfully though I have things to fall back on to help with that.  So although this isn't strictly what I am making, because I had already made all of the elements previously, yesterday, I pulled out my crocheted covered wreath form and my stash of crocheted flowers and decorated the wreath.

I decided to mix it up a little and not just have the daffodils.  I added a whole array of tiny little spring flowers, some that I had made previously for my wreath and some that I had used for other projects.

It is now hanging on our front door, and after the second time of coming in Hubby even noticed it!



It isn't new, or exactly what I am working on, but it is what I have been working on.  You can find my tutorial and pattern for the wreath components here on my blog (free).

I have of course also been working on other crochet which I cannot show you.  Funny though isn't it how you know how to do something - or at any rate think you know how to - until you come to try and write it down to explain it to someone else.

For the second part of the yarn along post I could share that what have been reading is letters from the tax office, websites about how to fix my printer (which magically repaired itself with no input from me after I worked on it for two and a half hours) but that is boring.  I could also tell you about the book that I am reading, but as I am only about 20 pages in after about 20 days of reading that wouldn't be much fun either.

Instead I commend these two books to you, especially if you are new to crochet.  Not only are the proving to be an excellent reference for me to look things up to see if I am explaining them correctly, they are books that I used when learning to crochet and learning new stitches.

Although I know a little, I have learned a lot from these two books!  Plus they are yarn related which is way better than tax forms isn't it!


I hope that you are having a yarny fun time with your own reading and projects.

Joining with Yarn Along.  Do go and visit.

Amy

47 comments:

  1. What an adorable wreath! It just welcomes in the Spring season.

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  2. I truly love this!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  3. You sure do seem busy Amy and happy, sending love x

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  4. I think that Spring wreath would cheer up anybody coming in the front door. ♥
    xx Beca

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  5. Wow! What a work of art! Smiling that your hubby 'even noticed it'!

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  6. Your wreath is so bright and cheery for spring. I'm glad your husband noticed it. Have a lovely day.

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  7. Oh I like it looks so fresh and pretty ! Thanks for sharing great job . Have a good day !

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  8. What a lovely creation your wreath is!

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  9. Gorgeous wreath! I don't think I've ever crocheted 3D flowers before. My mom has a great book of patterns and I may need to to borrow it now that I've seen your spring-themed decor!

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  10. It really looks happy, friendly. What a great idea

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  11. It's beautiful Amy it will brighten up any dreary winter day. I have crochet step by step book too there are some nice projects in there :) x

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  12. Your wreath is beautiful and makes me think of Springtime!

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  13. Beautiful, a touch of Spring on a gloomy day.

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  14. You are the queen of wreaths and mantel dressings! Looks so springy, my friend.

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  15. How could your husband fail to notice your wreath? It's beautiful and just right for cheering us up on a cold February day. xx

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  16. The wreath definitely puts one in the mind of spring. :^)

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  17. I think that both of those books, or something very similar, are in The Works at a very good price right now. I might have to have a look next time I am in Neath.

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  18. So nice and cheerful. Good luck with that tapestry too.

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  19. Hi Amy,

    I love your flower wreath! It's very pretty!
    Well done for reading your crochet books! :)

    Ingrid xx
    Myfunkycrochet.blogspot.be

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  20. I have that little step by step book and it's really good - it's just that I'm rubbish!! Love the daffodils!

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  21. That is so colourful, it really brings a smile to my face!
    Are you watching the Design Challenge (BBC2 7 pm, Mon, Tues, Wed)?
    Margaret P

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  22. Hi Amy. Big congratulations on the new Etsy shop. I'm very pleased and excited for you. Wishing you all best luck, I'm sure it will be very successful.
    I borrowed the crochet stitches book from the library ages ago and found it really useful. I actually want to have my own copy - it's a great reference book for crochet lovers. X

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  23. Oh my goodness! I bought that left side crochet book 2 weeks ago, because although I learnt to crochet when I was 8 by my great grandmother, I find a lot of the terms I don't know and have already found it so helpful. Love your wreath. I've never tried flowers or leaves, so maybe that should be on my list of things to try. It grows nearly every day. Take care.

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  24. I can't believe it took your hubby so long to notice your beautiful wreath, men eh? Ha! It's lovely xx

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  25. Congratulations to your hubby for noticing the wreath on his second time of passing it. That's quite impressive! :oD

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  26. Hi Amy,

    Wow, I love your bright colourful flower wreath and makes for such a warm and inviting look. Also will be great to bring a little Spring into your home.
    Have a great Thursday
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  27. Gorgeous colours, so nice to see at this time of year. The books look great, I like learning from books, easier than from a screen I think! CJ xx

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  28. Love love love that wreath Amy!! Just a ray of sunshine greeting you every time you go to your door. ;) Thanks for the great recommendations on the books! I WILL be doing this one day, so nice to know which books are good "teachers". Blessings. xoxo

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  29. Your wreath still looks bright and new, as pretty as when you made it last year.

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  30. Your flowers on the wreath look perky and new! Yay spring! I do love knitting and crocheting books so I'm glad you feature two today.

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  31. Just waiting for my stitching friends to arrive for a day of yarn, thread, cake, crotchet, cake, sewing, and more cake. You get the idea. Your crotchet daffodils really are the business Amy. It is funny how the men walk past things and don't see them - sometimes for weeks! xx

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  32. The wreath is so springy and cheery! It's a great way to welcome visitors.
    Thanks for the crochet book recommendations. One of these days I am going to figure out the wreath!

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  33. Your wreath is quite amazing.. you should be proud to have that on your door! I'm reading a very exciting series of books by Sara Donati! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  34. The wreath is fantastic lady!! So bright and beautiful!!! Wishing you all that and then some for the rest of your week!!! Nicole xo

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  35. Always helpful to find a book that explains everything clearly. They will be well used in the coming months with your new venture x

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  36. What a wonderful, happy wreath, Amy!
    Is this blog becoming more elegant all the time? :)
    Have a lovely day! xx

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  37. Your Springtime wreath is so lovely. Your comment about your husband noticing after the second time of coming through the door made me smile. Must join in with yarn along, only discovered it today so too late for this week. xx

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  38. Great wreath I was just wondering what colours to choose for my background so you've posted this just at the right time! x

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  39. Crochet books are much more exciting than tax forms. The wreath is lovely and it shouts out spring.

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  40. I love the wreath, so beautiful and bright. Enjoy your reading and don't work too hard!
    Meredith

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  41. The wreath is so pretty! So fresh and Spring like.
    Marianne x

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  42. sounds like my hubby....i can totally change around all the furniture in the house and as long as I leave his chair in place, he'll never notice!!! Love the wreath!!! WOW!!!! Spring---here we come.

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  43. Very colourful and spring like Amy, I was going to say the same as Steph above!

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  44. What a gorgeous wreath. Sorry, I'm also just trying to catch up with everyone's blogs, I'm way behind lol. Kelly

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  45. The wreath is lovely! Daffodils are my favourite, but they flowered over new year here and I just don't want to look at them yet, I'm still enjoying winter hyacinths!

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  46. Craft books are much better than boring bills! I love your wreath - I keep meaning to make myself one and keep starting another project instead! :)

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