I wanted to make myself a nice lacey shawl for spring/summer. I've had this Luster Sheen in my stash for a while and hadn't found anything to use it for. I found this beautiful pattern on Drops (beautiful free knit & crochet patterns on here) and I have a match. It's slow going right now, figuring out the pattern and keeping rows straight, but once I get that down, it'll be a breeze.
Pinterest has been a great source of inspiration and patterns. I came across this beautiful blanket on pinterest and had to find out how it was made. It's a stitch pattern called Bavarian crochet. It's worked in the round like granny squares, but with a lot of back post work to make the ridges and shape petals into squares. It's a pretty cool pattern demonstrated here on youtube. I had to try it out right away. Just started out with a couple scrap pieces, but I think I may just continue it from here and keep working at it a little at a time. New long term project!
I've also been discussing Easter dresses with Madeline. We looked at a few different dress patterns online and decided on this party dress. Madeline decided she wants a white dress with red sash and accents. I may already have all the fabric I need for it and red & white would be cute for the boys also.