Over the last few months I’ve been busy with crochet and sewing. Once the exhaustion of the first trimester passed I found my cro-jo and have been hooking steadily for the last 3 months.
My first completed project was a baby blanket for one of my best friends. I chose to do the ‘Call the Midwife’ blanket in Stylecraft Wondersoft acrylic yarn.
Once I got the hang of the pattern I absolutely loved making this beautiful baby blanket. The yarn really was very soft and not splitty so very easy to work with.
It was a staple friend on my commute to and from work and only took me about a month to complete. That may sound slow to fellow yarnies but in my busy life of work and kids it was pretty speedy! I added in a boarder which I kind of made up – it’s supposed to be little triangles. I think it works.
My friend had her baby boy last week and was thrilled to receive this gift. I hope her baby enjoys snuggling in it once the weather cools down to Autumn.
Another completed make was some bandana bibs. I’ve not made these for a few years so it was a lovely break from crochet to do some sewing.
I dusted off the sewing machine and got to work. I’m really happy with them (and thankful I still remember how to sew!).
I’d really like to have a go at some clothes. I think once we have a nice house (I hope this happens soon!) where things have proper places then I’ll feel more able to get into sewing again. It’s definitely something I need quiet for to concentrate. And that is few and far between in a house with a 4 year old and a toddler!
I’m now working on a blanket for the wiggly little baby growing in my tummy. I’ve decided to use the Virus blanket pattern in Stylecraft Cabaret.
It’s quite tricky because I’m having to make sure I hook the glitter thread aswel as the yarn. But I’m really happy with how it’s growing. It’s not come out of the bag for the last couple of weeks because I just cannot hook in his heat! Too hot!!!!!!! I’m not wishing the summer away but maybe if it cools down a little then I will get back to work. It definitely grows very fast!
Finally I’ve got this granny square blanket to show you.
This is something I finished around the start of the year but it took me a while to complete the picot border. It is destined to be a baby blanket for another friend who is due in September. It’s made in Special Stylecraft DK.
It’s the first granny square blanket I’ve ever made and I’m really happy with the finished result. It’s bigger than a traditional baby blanket but not heavy so hopefully it will be well loved.
So that’s what I’ve been up to with my own crafts. There’s something else which I’m really proud of but I think it deserves a post all of its own once I’m finished.
I hope you like my makes 🙂2