September 14, 2012
I finished my Orchids & Fairy Lights hat a couple days ago, and guess what. It fits! Perfectly. I went up two needle sizes from what was suggested, but otherwise followed the pattern exactly, and I love it.
The color of the yarn is difficult to photograph. There are lots of subtle purples and pinks within the blue (which is a tinge greener than what you see here). You can see why I wanted to use it for something whimsical, yes?
After I finished my hat, I decided to go ahead and start on my crocheted rag rug. I'm making up the design as I go along, using old muslin that served as tablecloths at our wedding last year. I'm tearing it all into 1.5 inch strips, and crocheting it paired with white acrylic yarn that I've had in my stash forever. The combination of the two together creates a nice subtle depth.
I'm hoping to finish this rug over the weekend because I think it'll look neat with this coffee table we found at World Market a couple days ago. We weren't exactly looking for a coffee table, but they had a floor model on sale at a discounted price because of a minor defect that nobody will ever notice, so we jumped on it right then and there.
I love it when that happens.
Have a good weekend!