I'm finding flowers (and their variations) to be an interesting/challenging subject. Considering I really don't know any specific stitches/loops, I'm kind of flying by the seat of my pants and teaching myself what looks good and what doesn't. Yesterday's flower (my current user picture) called for only two rows, the second of which was two loops per hole, followed by alternating chains of 3 and 4 loops to create the "petals". Honestly, that was probably easier and used less yarn than today's blue flower, which calls for three rows of regular stitches, then two rows of "doubling up", which is kinda sorta a pain in the butt.
This was yesterday's flower:
Regardless of how they look from the front, I have to figure out a tidier way of bringing them together in the back - right now, they're just kind of haphazardly stitched into a spiral using the same yarn as the flower itself. Not an issue if it's getting tied to a scarf/hat/unsuspecting child, but more of a problem if it's going to be a pin or a hairclip.
Maybe I'm getting ahead of myself. It's just that whenever I look at these flowers, they kind of scream "Etsy" at me. Which is better than an actual flower screaming at me, I guess. I don't know, it's a possibility. Maybe I should start designing jewelry and move to Bushwick or something. Then I can sit around and crochet all day while smoking American Spirits and agonizing over what live show I want to go to that night. Sounds like kind of a good life, actually.