Hello! I hope you are all doing well :)
We all have a special place we dream of going someday... right?
Let me tell you a (not really) secret... this is the place I've been dreaming of.
It's Cornwall, in the UK.
Maybe motivated by the countless romances I read of King Arthur and his Knights, Lady Morgan and the druids, the mists and the centuries old trees... I've been dreaming of this for a long time.
We do have some places that call out for me just as much--Guincho, near Sintra (not so far from Lisbon)
It even has the mists hoovering over it most of the time, with the sun shining through
Or Porto Covo, further south...
When I started to make my Japanese Flower Scarf I noticed the color pattern resembled so much these colors I love in these places. (Yes, it turned out to be a flower scarf instead of the granny square version... It was so much nicer!)
The deep blue of the ocean, the teal / turquoise of the closer waters, the sand, the grass and even the darker stone cliffs
So that was the name I gave my scarf: the Cornwall scarf, but it could easily be the Guincho scarf as well
Over my bed cover... hmmm... can you tell how much I love these colors?! :)
This yarn is so wonderful to crochet with a 2 mm hook.
It creates random patterns as the you go through the various shades in the yarn... And it becomes faster to make! The Japanese flowers are wonderfully easy and nice to make! I even got to read while making them, a new, wonderfull book written by my dear junior high school friend Maria Cristina Becho, called "Cantos da Casa" (Corners of Home).
I am not a fast crochetter.
I work slowly, but this flower is so agreable to make and the color changes are so pleasing to the eye that I made it in less than a week--that's amazing for me! The flowers are small, about the size of my palm, so I made a total of 54 flowers for this shawl, 12, 13, 14 and 15 flowers in each row.
This is me, modelling it over my t-shirt as it's still way too warm to wear anything else... and my favourite pin holding it in the front.
I can't wait for it to get cooler to start wearing it!
Another project completed before I go back to work... I'm happy!
What are you working on? Any new ideas or patterns? I need to start something else now :)