Monday, October 1, 2012

First Waikiki Wild Flower Motif




I was anxious to try one of the Waikiki Wild Flowers. 

 First motif completed last night!



This is my sample try.

No problems.

Easy to do.



I love the pattern - good photos and instructions. 

 You can purchase the pattern on Ravelry (here).


Colors are selected...Caron Simply Soft in Blueberry [oops a nice reader caught this color is Blackberry not Blueberry], Watermelon, Sage, Red, Orange (no label) [but again that nice reader advised that the orange is persimmon], Light Country Blue and Blue Mint.  PS - I added a dark purple and light pink yarn (don't have the labels with me with the names). 

 And a yellow yarn (not shown) for center of flowers.

I'm using a J hook.



Each flower is joined as you go.

You can't tell here but there is a nice definition to the flower.

And the back is lovely too.

The pattern calls for approximately 20 flowers per color. 

I may vary the color shades here and there. 

 You know I have to put my personal stamp on it.


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Don't forget to back up your blog and template frequently!

Here's wonderful instructions (on the up-to-date new Blogger interface) on how to do it (here).  

It's easy to do so set up a schedule to update every month.

You don't want to lose all your postings.   


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7 comments:

  1. This looks like a great pattern. Can't wait to see the finished product.

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  2. This will be fun. Are you sure this is not what is making your shoulder hurt. It did mine a while back. Thanks for the update. I'm so far out of the loop about how this blog stuff has changed. Oh, well, I'm not stressing this now too much. Off to get ready for Door.

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    1. Funny Kate! However, there I'm so glad that there is no problem with either of my shoulders. The bursitis is in my right hip. And crocheting hasn't anything to do with that...thank goodness. Have fun at Door County! That's where I lost my first golden wedding band many, many years ago throwing rocks into the water. My ring slipped right off my finger and I didn't discover it until back home in Palatine, IL.

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  3. Sandy,
    I can't wait to see your finished blankie! I love your color choices! And thanks for the nice words about my pattern! You are very sweet! By the way, I love following you around on Pinterest. You are a class act!

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  4. Many thanks Sandy for the advice about backing up my blog. Have never thought to do it before but the instructions made it easy.
    Look forward to your next project. You are so quick with them it will be done in a flash.
    Cheers

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  5. That is going to be one beautiful flower blanket when you're done. BTW, the orange is called persimmon and the one on the far left looks like blackberry rather than blueberry.
    Rebecca

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    1. Yep Anonymous you are correct! My bad...blueberry is blackberry. I keep making that mistake for some reason calling the color in error blueberry. And the orange is persimmon. I had forgotten the name of that color of orange. I'll correct my post. Thanks for catching this for me. My readers are GREAT!

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