I’ve been practising the motifs I need to make for the Happypotamus. it’s been a great way to use up some scrap yarn, so please excuse the colour choices.
African Flower Pentagon:
African Flower Hexagon:
African Flower Heptagon:
I think I’ve pretty much got the hang of these. There is an octagon to make as well but I don’t think I need to practice it now I have the general technique down.
Next up was the join-as-you-go technique. Since I had already completed these motifs I had to make something else in order to join. I decided to do something different and make some polkadots in squares. I found a great tutorial here. There are loads of pics in the tutorial so it was really easy to make them. I used the join-as-you-go tutorial from the Happypotamus pattern. After 3 frustrating failures it finally clicked!
I have ordered the Stylecraft Special DK Attic24 Colour Pack from Wool Warehouse. I’m still trying to decide exactly what colour combos I will use and whether to use white or cream or even an entirely different colour as the main background.