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Free Pattern Friday: Tiny Beaded Flower Applique

11 Mar

I haven’t gotten much hookery accomplished this week; I’ve been distracted.

delicious distraction!

I did, however, think it fitting to hook a new little bookmark in honor of my newly purchased book (Ohhh, it smells so yummy… I love the smell of books).

Anyway, here’s the tiny flower applique, which if you ch70 and add another flower to the other end, becomes a delightful little bookmark:

Here’s how to make it:

1. Get yourself a bead, a bit of thin thread or yarn, and a “B” hook (2.25mm).

2. BEFORE YOU START CROCHETING, string the bead(s) on your yarn.  If you’re making a bookmark, string two beads.

3. ch3, push a bead up as close to your ch as you can get it, ch 3 more, and sl st to form a ring.

You should now have a chain of…erm…chains around your bead.

4. ch3, 3dc, sl st.  (One Petal).

5. Work four or five more petals around the ring.  If you’re only making an applique, STOP HERE & FO!

6. To make a bookmark, ch70, then repeat steps 3-5 & FO.

VOILA!

I’d love to stay and chat, but I’ve got a hot date with Kvothe this evening.

Happy Hooking!

What I’m Reading: The Name of the Wind

20 Oct

I finished another book from the To-Read Pile!  Hooray!  I was totally distracted by Chibications, moving preparations, and birthdays, so I only got one book finished this month, but BOY was it yummy!  It’s called The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss, and it’s AWESOME.

definitely worth the 722 pages.

In it you’ll meet Kvothe, a tragic hero if ever there was one.  He’s tough, smart, musical, good looking (I mean, who doesn’t love a red head?), and magical!  And, of course, he’s got a mysterious past, some tricksy friends, and a story that’s definitely worth the 722 page investment.  The story lines are deliciously intricate, but better than that – the prose is downright addicting.  Check out this excerpt:

I’ll tell you, I made it about half way through before I realized that Rothfuss wasn’t going to finish the story in this one volume.  My ambivalence almost sent me to the third door!  Who knows how long it will be until the second installment comes out?  “Coming Soon” isn’t nearly specific enough.  On the other hand, HOORAY!  There is at least one more book about Kvothe! (It’s called The Wise Man’s Fear, and I can’t seem to find anywhere that will tell me how long I have to wait for it.  Boo).

Anyway, you should read this.  You really should.  I’d give you my copy, but there are already three people in line to borrow it.  I might actually read it again before I start lending it out…  Does that make me a bad person?  Anyway.  Turn off the TV and go get this book.  You won’t regret it.  })i({