Hi, my lovely readers,
I've got a mid-week day off! What a treat... After working a lot of overtime lately I've got some time back. I feel quite odd, and a little bit naughty, as if I really should be somewhere else. And JOY of JOYS, the sun is shining!!! So a meander into town was in order, and I was delighted to find the hyacinths back in the supermarket.
I just adore hyacinths. One of my earliest memories of primary school was of a large, fragrant bowl of hyacinths in the classroom; the smell takes me back there now... I get them every year, but I've never obtained a pretty planter to put them in. Wherever I've bought my hyacinths, they are always in the same shaped plantpot; wide enough to take 3 bulbs, but just a tad squat! And I've never seen a planter to suit (not that I've done much looking!).
So with a gorgeous, bright, work-free day, perfect for taking photographs, in front of me I thought I'd prettify my latest pot and share my pattern with you guys.
I thought a plant cuff would be quite a good idea; made in cotton it can just sit around the outside of the pot, leaving the bottom bare for watering mishaps! And being washable I can bring it out year after year. AND being quite natural and plain it lends itself perfectly to being made-over every year with a different coloured ribbon, or applique, or buttons, or crocheted flowers......... I could go on and on! So, if you are interested, read on...............
I NOW HAVE A NEW WEBSITE, AND THIS PATTERN CAN BE FOUND AT -
These would make a very special, but very inexpensive gift; I think I may just be making some more!
Happy crocheting everyone!