Flora and Fauna

First, the fauna:

Happy Easter Monday! From Desmond

Now for the flora:

As mentioned in previous posts, I (with the help of some awesome fellow knitters) am knitting the flowers for my wedding in addition to my shrug. This is why I’ve essentially been away from the blogosphere for the past month or so. That and the other elements of wedding planning and getting ready to move in May. Now I finally have some actual FO flowers worth sharing, so I thought I would.

First is this tulip from Lesley Stanfield’s beautiful book 100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet. (she has also made it available in a few other places, one for free!). I think it might be my favourite so far.

So favourited, I had to take several pictures.

Here are the others I’ve been working on:

An anemone, also from Lesley’s book.

This calla lily is another favourite. The pattern is by Cathy Ren.

A peony, also from Leslie’s book.

And lastly, a rose. It’s this pattern I mentioned in this post.

I think the calla lily and tulips will win out as the bouquet flowers. Now to figure out what I want to do for corsages and boutonnières…

10 thoughts on “Flora and Fauna

    • Thanks!
      I’m glad those are the two other people seem to like the most as well 🙂
      Yeah, I had better get knitting. Luckily I have 5 months and there is just myself, 2 bridesmaids and a flower girl to knit for.

    • Thanks 🙂 Yeah, I really like the pattern, and there are some other gorgeous ideas in the book. The anemone only lost out because it takes too long to make. With so many I need to churn out, time was a big deciding factor! lol.

  1. ooohhhh they are all so pretty!! The calla lily is just gorgeous, I can see why it might end up in your bouquet!
    I love the idea of knitting a bouquet for your wedding, it makes it so special and beautiful! I hope you’ll post pictures when it’s all done:)

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