Sunday, March 11, 2012

African Flowers

Eight days after initial cold bug symptoms, still not much better.  Still have a lot of congestion. I went to the clinic on Wednesday and got some meds and that has helped me sleep instead of coughing all night.  A few days later I filled the other script doc gave for an anti-biotic as I still had been coughing.  Sometimes it's to the point of choking.  He also suggested and inhaler which I already had a home.  And today is such a nice day, despite having to work a few hours this morning, mind you I volunteered.  I did come home after work and brought the cat out on his harness and he just sat there and soaked up the sun sniffing the air.  I've heard a lot of people have been sick right now.  I sure hope it goes away this week. Anyway....

I have seen these flowers around on blogs, flickr, pinterest and have been dying to try these.  They seemed a bit of a challenge.  I was on Google+ one day and follow Ravena X's posts and seen these flowers.  So I went over to her blog and she has a great step by step tutorial on how to do these  African Flower Tutorial If you care to give them a try check out her blog.  I have made two so far.

I also tried a motif from that book I posted about earlier.  After taking the picture I realised I clearly missed a step. LOL

What should be a hex is a pentagon. Obviously I should of made the six section in middle to start.  I will have to try this again.  It is a nice motif though either way. 

I also took a pic of my "Box 'o Grannies.

And the ripple is still coming along. It's been 4 weeks now and I think I've done quite well.

Oh and another square made for my other granny blanket of the white, black and grey tones.

Well hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. I have a day off tomorrow so I'm hoping to enjoy it even though it's supposed to rain.