Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Flower Power

Sometimes, when I'm knitting big projects, I need a little instant gratification.  I currently have a coat, a cardi and a pair of socks on the needles so I went looking for something I could complete in a day.  Something that would cheer me up.  Like a flower.  I came across this pattern called Flora by Kate Kuckro.  

I didn't want a scarf so I just knit up the flower, using leftover sock yarns, put a polymer clay button in the centre which I attached to a piece of felt, then sewed on a brooch pin.  It makes a beautiful splash on my winter coat and the entire project was pure enjoyment. 

~~I got the button from Tina who lives in Tofino, here on Vancouver Island.  Check out her Artfire store ~ gorgeous stuff.~~



kate said...

What a sweet burst of colour on these cold February days!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful on your blue coat, but would look good on other garments. I have to say you will need that coat in Victoria, by the sound of their weather.
Safe trip down, Julie. Sounds like the weather will be much better for the return.

AlisonH said...

Oh that's fun! I like that!

knittingdragonflies said...

I so agree, I'm in the middle of a sweater that is giving me problems, I think I need a flower also!
Thanks for the link and the inspiration

Karen said...

I adore this pin! Nice to do something a little fun and fast for yourself once in awhile.