Thursday, April 29, 2010
nice & easy narcissus
Pattern doesn't get really detailed about what yarn or hook to use, but I'm figuring, choose whatever yarn you like from your stash, and then use that as a guide to choose your hook. I used a G hook with worsted weight cotton. I'm thinking it might have been better to use an F hook, but, hey, it's just a little flower.
The shaping on those petals is pretty clever. Plus, I LOVE that it's all done in one piece, no sewing together later. I don't quite know what I'm supposed to do with these ends...maybe if I add a stem, something along the lines of wire covered with floral tape maybe?, then I could just tape them in there along with the rest of the stem.
(should I have blocked it before taking that picture? probably...)
I've already got a good start on the nautilus, too. I wasn't sure if I wanted to do the two-color stripe thing, but, I'm so glad I went for it. It's not hard to switch yarns at the end of each round, and you totally cannot tell where the color change happens. I'm using a very light sport weight yarn, so it's going to be fairly small. Can't wait to show it off when I'm done!