this womans wonderful crochet jewelry to create a Spirit of Spring. Most of North America and Europe have suffered from a brutal winter; so it is time for this Spirit to heal our hearts.
The meadow scene is one I made last year, about this time. The dear little owl on the stump is from a free pattern on the Roman Sock blog by Brigitte Read; patterns for the rest of the scene are available here on my blog.
I've never been a big bunny fan, but bunny ears seemed appropriate for a Spring Spirit :-) They are crocheted directly to her head:
For her hair, I used Yarn Bee 'Elvish' (appropriate!) from Hobby Lobby. I must say, it is a bugger to work with; you can't really see the stitches, you have to feel them. But, being an eyelash yarn, mistakes are well hidden. I worked the wig cap for several rounds, then tried it on her head to see where I would need to work openings for her ears. For the ear openings, ch3, skip three sts, sc in the next three, ch3, skip three stitches, sc the rest of the way around. Work one or two more rounds, then a final round of (ch7, sl st in the next) 10 times, then (ch15, sl st in the next) the rest of the way around.
She is wearing Elven Boots crocheted from size 8 perle cotton. With a slight modification (in the pattern) they can become Mary Janes.
Today we have four inches of snow, but the Spirit of Spring is here!