One of the highlights of the summer is our annual picnic with some friends we see just once a year.
We meet in a park around teatime, usually on the same bench, share news, play random games with a frisbee, laugh, watch the sun set and stay until the sky has become dusky and the bats are flapping!
This year was no exception and emboldened by my confident friends and family I did something I had been itching to do for ages! (Following many other brave woolly folk - including Zoe)
Firstly 6 woolly items were hooked!
Two of my butterflies
a random flat flower
and one with a hyperbolic vibe...
By now I was really in the swing, had not been following any patterns...just going with the flow...in the sunshine...I could feel more experiments germinating!
This spider is just a sphere with four strands of wool tied on
(two on each side making eight legs in total)
and with 3 trebles into each stitch of a row of 20dcs...
....a curly caterpillar!
They were packed into a bag accompanying the picnic, and when we were all together in the park each of us picked out a woolly item and chose a location to drop or hang them!
The spider, one butterfly and the wibbly wobbly flower were hung by our three friends on a strong oak (described by one of them as a tree of life)
The light was fading and the breeze blowing!
We attached ours to a willow..
So after a long time I have been brave enough to be part of a collective that decorated an open space (whilst busting 22g!)
The best news is that another friend who regularly walks through the park has reported that the oak is still blooming with the flower and the oaken butterfly is still fluttering!