Despite recently harping on about all things sewing related, I would just like to reassure my lovely readers that crochet and knitting is not forgotten. In fact, there is nothing better than being able to grab my yarn and hook in the evening and carry on with this snuggly baby blanket I have been making. It’s a bit of a combination of Lucy’s Attic 24 Granny Stripe and a Granny Square and I love how it will be able to grow and get bigger along with its cute owner. I’ve promised my friend that when it’s “finished” to Moses basket / crib / pram size I’ll give it to her to use (the baby isn’t due until September) but then every couple of months she will need to give it back to me so I can add-on some more rounds. The idea is that the Moses basket blanket can become a cot and then eventually full size bed blanket. A bit of an heirloom make!
Whilst on the topic of Attic 24, have you seen Lucy’s call to make Granny Triangles for Bunting for Yarndale? Lucy has one of her fabulous photo tutorials all typed up and is asking us all to get making and posting by the end of July 2013. I’ve joined the team and have made my first two.
I’m totally loving this project as it was through Lucy’s Attic 24 blog that I learnt to crochet and it feels so good to be able to give something back as a sign of appreciation. It will be amazing to see photos of the bunting and try to spot my little triangles amongst the thousands that will be there!
Another excellent tutorial I’ve come across recently is for this crochet collar found on Lulu loves site.
The collar pattern was great to make and can easily be adapted to make different sizes, works up really fast, and more importantly is so pretty. What more could you ask for?
As well as sharing with you a few of my recent makes, I wanted to use this entry to ask for your help in reviewing my blog and the work that I have been sharing with you. If you have had the chance to look at my posts, I have fluttered between different crochet, sewing and knitting projects as well as told you a little about the things that make me tick. It has been a real pleasure sharing these things with you and I would love to know what you like reading about. Should variety continue to be my blogs “spice of life”, or do readers prefer a more focused approach, where I stick to one topic, (if so what and which aspect)? I’m also toying with the idea of redesigning my blog and would love to hear your ideas and suggestions on how to make it work better for you! Thanks as always for your help in spreading the stitch sharing love – every comment you send me is very much read and appreciated. x