Last week, I told you about the Carrots Swap that I joined over on Ravelry. Today, I wanted to share with you the second square that I’m making – the Kale Square.
It’s a beautiful square isn’t it? But oh my goodness, I didn’t know what I was in store for with all those bullions (roll stitches)! This was my first time using a bullion stitch, and I’ll admit it took me a good few hours sitting around with my hook and youtube before finally feeling comfortable enough using the straw technique. The video that I ended up using to help here is here.
The square took hours to complete – a *very* long time. But you know, it was worth it, because it is such a beautiful square! I did, however, start having some serious reservations thinking about whipping up another half dozen of these to send out for the swap, but maybe if I tackle a little here and a little there, I can get it done.
Upon reflection, mine doesn’t look so much like kale, but all those bullion rolls do kind of look like baby carrots to me!