As the weekend approached I was reminded that I was to host this next week's CAL for Our Happy CAL Group on Ravelry. It had totally slipped off my radar so I had to come up with something quick. I found a perfect project in the Botanical Bookmark:
The pattern writer suggests DK weight yarn, but I used sport weight cotton (Omega Sinfonia) and I felt like the end result was a tad too thick for a bookmark. I'd recommend using something thinner than sport weight - like size 3 thread or even embroidery floss for making this particular bookmark.
It is cute, though. And speedy to whip up. I may have taken nearly 2 hours total to make the one above, but I was going back and forth between the video tutorial and the Senate hearings, and I'm sure other things interrupted, too, so I got slowed down a bit as I made mine. If I'd made it from start to finish it might have only taken me an hour. Really, it's that easy.
And then on Saturday, I got a lovely surprise in the mail:
Neetsey, a fellow moderator of Our Happy CAL group on Ravelry made me this beautiful doily. Just because! I was bowled over by her generosity - and her mad doily crocheting skills. I didn't get a close up of the beads, but every tip has a pretty bead and every tip of the pineapples has two beads crocheted on.
It's a beautiful item for decorating with this spring and summer. At the moment I have a glass bowl of colorful eggs sitting on it, but I need to get something else bright for sitting on it after Easter. The light, kind of bright green seems to beg for something like fuschia, or orchid, or turquoise, or I don't know for sure... but something bright and colorful to go with it, don't you think?
If you're reading this, Neetsey, thank you, again. You're too sweet!
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