Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Flower Pot Series (New!)

Floating amongst my crochet tools is a notebook. It's tan, small, and the cover art shows a hand giving a thumbs up and the words "Cool Thoughts" written below. My friend Holly gave it to me (Hi, Holly!).

If you flip through its pages you'll find a whole bunch of cool thoughts. Earrings, sweaters, coffee cozies, blankets, hoods, hats, shawls, toys- all sketched in my crude manner (I'm a miserable artist) with notes jotted and crossed out in between.

Some of these cool thoughts have gone on to be finished items and patterns. Some have been abandoned halfway through, forever a work in progress. Some still remain stuck on the page and will likely be forgotten.

Recently I sat outside my backdoor and watched my boys play while I happily slurped my coffee. Nothing unusual there. To my left, a pot of "purple waffle". To my right, a pot of mums. In front of me, my book of cool thoughts. I wanted to make an amigurumi chicken, in honor of my chickens and my cousins chickens (yes, I really just wrote that).

I drew a chicken. I drew a fox. I drew a sheep. I drew a few things in between. And then suddenly, from somewhere, I found myself creating a series. A whole entire series. In about 15 minutes. "The Flower Pot Series". I hastily texted my cousin (the one with the chickens) and said, "TELL ME WHAT YOUR FAVORITE POTTED FLOWERS ARE!" And like the best friend that she is, she asked no questions and promptly texted back with her favorites. Three more for the series. I snagged my pot of mums and sketched the flowers, the shape, the buds and the leaves.

I could not get this project out of my head and into reality fast enough.

And so, less than a week from inception to creation, I'm thrilled (in a big way!) to present to the world wide web:

The Flower Pot Series No. 01: Mums

I hope you're as intensely excited about crocheting your own pot of mums (and all the other flowers I have planned, as well!)

Here's the pattern link::: The Flower Pot Series No. 01: Mums
I'm completely geeking out. I can't wait to fill up my windowsill with crochet! Gah!

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