Show & Tell | Crochet Baby Blanket

This wasn’t a well planned out project, I didn’t have a pattern and I didn’t buy wool especially for it.  I kind of wish I had put more thought into it considering how attached I feel to it – I worked hard on this while I was preggo with Nixie and I have just finished the border and steam blocking it – at least it’s all done before he hits 12 weeks.  But it could have been prettier.  

Instead, I present to you, The Craft Mavens, my very earth toned, eco-looking, make it up as I go along, use all the scraps of wool, baby blanket.

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I made it | Stripe Edge Beanie

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I was inspired a couple of months ago by Treena-Marie’s lovely striped beanies that she had crocheted for her yummy boys and decided to give one a go myself (in quite ugly rugby club colours but that’s what was called for!).
It turned as well as you would expect from a crochet novice, but I’m happy with it and I think I finally get what is so nice and satisfying about making something with our own hands – Ethan loves this beanie! That simple fact that he loves something that I made for him warms the cockles just a little bit you know?

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Daily Look | Sad face…….Happy Crochet Face!

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Out of the sadness of a broken, favourite hook {at night, which rendered me hookless – yarn down!} has come a new discovery.  There are better hooks out there, smooth weighty ones, hooks from which I don’t have to file burrs off before I use them with a nail file!  The wonders of Spotlight are vast people.