Monday, March 01, 2010
The plum and the cherry blossom trees are so beautiful here! Hopefully it will stay sunny for a few days so I can enjoy their fragile beauty. One day of hard rain and they will all come off in a flurry of pink snow and then quickly turn into a soggy mush underfoot. How I wish they were a bit more hardy and would bloom all season long!I finally finished up the last of the crochet lace necklaces I was working on ... hmmmm...seems like I had plum and cherry blossoms on the brain when I designed this. Delicate, five petaled flowers ....yep, definitely some inspiration there. Lace necklaces are always so romantic, so I named this one "Fabled Flowers". Like all my patterns to date, this is another gaugeless wonder, meaning you just need to smack a ruler down on it once in a while, but no gauge swatch is necessary. This is an advanced beginner/intermediate pattern using only basic stitches, but it's so much lacier than my other crochet necklaces that I decided to include process photos. My first pattern with annotated photos that show key steps in the creation process. How exciting!This is the same pattern in white with pearls that will be stitched to the inside of each flower. It's going to be a bridal necklace ... so lovely!!