I know, I know…I didn’t post last weekend as usual. And I didn’t get any photos of me in the Spring Trench Coat, either. But I have lots of good reasons…really! First, I had to clean the whole house from top to bottom (for psychological reasons unknown to even me), then go on a 3-day road trip with my hubby (fun, but not very productive in the crochet realm), then go to church for Palm Sunday services, then it was back to work again yesterday! So, I’ve been away from the computer, camera and crochet hook quite a bit over the last week. I promise that next weekend I will have the coat done with buttons in place and photos taken…well, that’s the plan anyway…
I did do two small projects during our little trip in the car, however. First, the Starburst Hotpad by Loretta Schepp—
This is just such a lovely little creation, and I haven’t seen one color combination yet that I haven’t likes. It will make a great trivet, don’t you think? The pattern was simple enough, though I felt like some instructions were missing at the end when joining the motifs. I plan on making several more of these, so I’m sure I’ll figure out just what was wrong. I’ll post tips if I do find any that would be helpful.
Second, I made one of these adorable little Spiral Scrubbies from Judith Prindle’s crochet adaptaion. It was super-duper fast to make, and so incredibly simple. Not to mention that it is unbelievably cute (at least in my opinion)! I think I’d have trouble actually using one of these on my dishes…but I didn’t make it for me anyway.
Both of these little items are actually just the beginning of several kitchen sets I’ll be making as gifts over the next few months. I know Christmas seems forever far away right now, but it never hurts to start early! Besides, I need little projects every now and then to break the monotony of larger WIPs. Thanks again to Laura for pointing out these two great patterns! How do you always manage to find the good ones?! :o)