I have a hard time saying goodbye to summer.  Winters in the Northeast can be brutal, and, to me, the end of summer is the first part of the long haul through the shortened days and cold weather.

For the past few weeks, I’ve been passing a display of sunflowers at a local market.

Sunflowers pretty much epitomize summertime for me.  When I was a kid, my grandmother grew them in her (very small but extremely fertile) garden in Brooklyn, and they were usually taller than me!

I was inspired to make a sunflower-themed project a few weeks ago.  I started with just one motif, using Galler Yarns Parisian Cotton in Chocolate and Mimosa.  I used to hate working with crochet cotton, but since I’ve gotten some comfort hooks in small sizes, crocheting with thread has become one of my favorite summer activities.  When it is really humid and hot, crochet cotton is just about all I can tolerate working with.

Then I decided to make several more and transform these little motifs into a belt.

Even after commenting about how I seem to always be wearing the same shirt in my project photographs, I couldn’t resist.  After all, the brown really works with these sunflowers!

For more finished objects, visit Tami’s Amis.

FO Friday: Sunflower belt

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