I've been getting in the Easter spirit and today was Palm Sunday for us Christians and of course I have to put something in the mail this week for "the grand babies". I'm been thinking of the wonderful Beatrix Potter who I adore even as an adult.
Whiskers and Wool and no, mine aren't nearly as cute as hers but I'm trying.........you can be the judge next week when I post them. (BTW this satisfies my Holiday projects)
The afghan/blanket is coming along but this row has been re-crocheted about 3 or 4 times....it's the back post cluster and the stitch is fine but it depends on where you start your stitch and if they're too close you start getting too many stitches and it starts curving outward and if you don't have enough you get gaps and holes. I can't count them as I CAN'T SEE THEM! It is the craziest but hopefully I will stay sane and persist and the results will be good enough to give next Christmas.
There are many beautiful handcrafted pottery bowls for yarn but they can be pricey. I found this little ceramic basket several years back at the thrift store and I've used it for Easter decorating but I gave it a whirl to hold my yarn and it works perfectly. The yarn never "hops out" and the basket is heavy enough not to tip over when I pull for more yarn. You might want to check your own ceramics or your local thrift for one of these "yarn bowls".
We had severe storm warnings with possible hail and damaging winds for tonight so this morning I went out and gathered some blooms before Mother Nature whisked them away.
These are red bud blooms.