A while ago I posted about the British Bunting that I'd made. Around the same time I had started some bunting for my bike. Well, it turned out to be one of those annoying little WIP's that you know will take 15 minutes to finish up if-only-you-would-just-get-on-with-it but somehow you never do.
Today I finally got fed up of looking at the unfinished triangles sat there all high and mighty in their little bowl, taunting me and daring me to actually complete them. Well, I was having none of that, so out came the hook, and I beat that bunting into shape in no time.
I completed the final round of a few triangles, and dealt with the pesky ends.
The triangles were then crocheted together by slip-stitch-crocheting all along the top edges, leaving no spaces in between. Oooooo look. very pleasing, isn't it :)
By accident (ie because I am disorganised and never write things down) I used too small a crochet hook for the final rounds, however once attached to my bike basket there is a rather plush 3-D effect to it, which I quite like. And as I was attaching it directly onto the bike at the top edge and the bottom point, I didn't bother with any blocking (GASP).... so ... what do you think ... ?
My bike is boring old "mountain-bike", about 20 years old, with no suspension and the gears are a bit shoddy. But I do so love it. The newish basket is boring black metal, not a lovely retro-ish wicker one, so the whole ensemble really does need all the help it can get. And I'm really quite pleased with the completed effect :)
There. Doesn't that jolly bunting just make you Happy :)