OK, orange is out for the year.. and although we have Thanksgiving coming in a few weeks, I'm getting excited about the Christmas Holidays! Now, I love the colorful jolt I get from the small afghan in the neat ripple pattern on the leather "guest" chair in our family room and the granny circle pillow -- I have decided I want a holiday inspired design there for the month of December. SO.. I've seen posts on Ravelry in the group "We Love Lucy" for a design that has a few names, "Flowers in the Snow" and "Circle in a Square" so that is the design I'm using. I wanted it to look like a Poinsettia with Christmas colors. I have ordered ivory, red, green and yellow on KnitPicks in Brava acrylic - but I did this sample square using this and that in cotton. How do you like it? I hope my yarn order arrives soon!
Circle in a Square - THIS PATTERN IS IN U.S. crochet instructions.
(I got these instructions for free on Ravelry by Solveig Grimstad - flowers-in-the-snow)
START -- make 5 ch, join with ss (slipstitch) into a ring.
1st round: 4ch (=1dc,1ch), 1dc + 1ch 11 times. Join with ss in 3rd ch. 12 dc.
2nd round: Start in one of the ch spaces. 3 ch (= 1dc), 1dc, 1ch, *2dc, 1ch* in the remaining ch spaces. Join with ss in 3rd ch. 12 groups of 2 dc.
3rd round: Start in one of the ch spaces. 3 ch (= 1dc), 2dc in ch space, 1ch, *3dc, 1ch* in the remaining ch spaces. Join with ss in 3rd ch. 12 groups of 3 dc
4th round: Start in one of the ch spaces. 4ch (= 1 tr), 1tr, 3ch, 2tr, (=1st corner), *1ch, (2dc,1ch,2dc) in next ch space, 1ch, (2dc,1ch,2dc) in next ch space, 1ch, (2tr, 3ch, 2tr) (=2nd corner)**, repeat * to ** 2 times, 1ch, (2dc, 1ch, 2dc) inthe next two ch spaces, 1ch. Join with ss to 4th ch.
JOIN AS YOU GO DURING THIS LAST ROUND TO MAKE THE AFGHAN.
I just thought I'd snap a photo of my still-beloved "Lucy Bag" - have you made one yet? I love this and carry my projects in here. My alpaca Japanese Flower shawl is in here.. a WIP.. I'll work on it again.. I promise.
I've been having fun with a game on my iPad - "Draw Something". I thought I'd share some of my drawings. If you play this game, I'd love to play with you!!
The game is you draw a word that you pick out of 3 options, easy, medium and hard - 1, 2 and 3 points. The other person has like 12 letters to pick from to solve the game. It's so fun!!
OK, I have to head off to the pool to swim my hour.. tomorrow is my Precious Metal Clay class.. I'll take photos.. have a GREAT weekend!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)