Saturday, January 24, 2015

A Valentine's Day pinwheel(?)

The pattern I chose to make Valentine's Day gifts for my three young nieces is called a pinwheel.   I think the idea was to create something that looked like a pinwheel but would be a nice substitute for a flower.  However, I thought these would look cute mounted on sticks so I decided to go for it.  It was pretty easy to crochet the 'blades' but there was some sewing involved (which I never like doing).  However, I was pretty happy with the finished product.  I'm still putting the second two together but they all look like the one pictured.  They'll be accompanied by the requisite Valentine's Day M&Ms and a card.  I just wonder if I should mention that these are 'pretend' pinwheels or label them as magic wands or flowers... Hmmm...




You can find the pattern here.   Lots of possibilities with yarn colors and center buttons!

I'll be posting soon about the book project that Duane and Linda and I have been working on.   Until then...