I've been slowly working on this blossom hot pad for Easter. To me Easter colors are purple and yellow. Yes pastels and white are totally Easter colors, but purple and yellow really say Easter to me. What's funny is that they are pretty much the colors shown on the pattern's picture, except my purple is much deeper. Last night I had to frog an entire round, because I crochet into the front stitches instead of the back ones. I only have 2 more rounds to go before I'm done.
I finished this one last week. I reversed the red and orchid / dark pink colors that I had used when making the 2nd blossom hot pad. The darker color (red in this case) looks better in the back. I used up all of the red and dark pink skeins of cotton making the two red ones. The center yarn is the same as the other red one. Its a self striping yarn, so thats why it looks different. I still have a good bit of it left over even though it was small to begin with.
Here is my current crafting bag. Its packed with a variety of cotton yarn, the blossom dishcloth pattern, scissors, a crochet hook, needles (in an Altoid container), my kindle, a notebook, a jelly jar (it contains threaded needles (this needs to be removed from my bag), some soda tab bracelets (those also need to be removed), and a Leapster 2 handheld system for my youngest son (he needs something to do while out and about as well). The bag itself is a reusable shopping bag. Normally I use something more fun, but this bag was around when I needed one.
After I finish this blossom hot pad, I want to experiment with crocheting soda tabs some more. I want to figure out how to crochet a soda tab bag. I know that there are patterns out there for it, but they cost money. I can buy one, but I would rather figure it out myself. Thats part of the fun.