This week I am officially back into obsessive crafting mode.
I haven't written much about the last 6 weeks, but the truth is I had a rough patch with my health. The good news is that I am BACK! And what's better is that my creative mojo is back too!
I was able to finish a few projects that I wanted to complete and now I am elbow deep into a new WIP (work-in-process.)
I'm calling her Dahlia Two.
I found this Dahlia square as a free .pdf on Ravelry and fell in love. You can find it HERE.
I was so enamored by it that I immediately picked up some yarn purchased nearly a year ago and began hooking away. After a few adjustments (I had to go down a size of the recommended hook) I was soon dreaming of a little lap throw that would make someone happy. I won't be keeping this piece, and having the recipient in mind while I busily work the hook makes the creative process just that more sweet.
In the past I haven't been fond of piecing together squares, but something "clicked" when I put together my last afghan (a different kind of Dahlia Throw) and now I'm headlong into this new square hook up.
This time I will be using this tutorial, Flat Braid Square Join, to bring everything together. I have read through this tutorial three times and it is a well done tutorial with pictures.
Can't wait to see how everything turns out.
I am so grateful for the gifts of creativity and for feeling back to my old self!