This tedium inspired my new blanket project… Bullseye by Brittany Tyler
I was going crazy making little complex granny hexagons, and I needed something simpler and faster to work on at the same time to break up the monotony. This pattern is so easy and I’m really enjoying the speed with which it’s coming together. The squares are about twice the size of the hexes and circles make for some happy hooking! You can see I’m still pushing the color wheel on this project, but I think I will be using this on our newly screened in back porch where color choices can be more adventurous.
Speaking of the new back porch…
The baby birds from the last post left the nest three days later and moved over to the woods beside the house while the mom and dad still fed them for a few more days. I LOVE having all of the trees next to us and the animals that live there… BUT… with woods come MOSQUITOES. Millions of AGGRESSIVE, EVIL, HUNGRY MOSQUITOES! Ok, maybe not millions, but so many that I cannot sit out there without being eaten alive. I have had various methods for fighting these critters but finally we are putting up the white flag and SCREENING in the whole thing. I am so excited to have this beautiful area to sit and crochet without scratching, swatting, and saying bad words in my head. It should be much more peaceful! Here are some pictures of this work in progress.
|The roof will be extended to the edge for the screening.|
|These posts will be moved to the edge of the porch to provide more floor space.|
|The cushion for this swing will be the fabric from my earlier post here.|
|Here’s the furniture form the porch. Yes, the grass is getting CRUNCHY from a dry spell.|
I hope you are having a great and relaxing summer and I’ll pop in here a few times over the next few weeks if I have something to share with you. As always, I am so glad you stopped by to visit and I’ll talk to ya soon.