This year, three very dear friends of mine (so far, numbers seem to be increasing all the time) are expecting babies. The problem with being a known crafter is that you feel an obligation to make pretty things for people's new arrivals. Not that I am complaining as it is satisfying to make things as presents but at the moment I have SO many things I want to make.
Anyway I saw a lovely crochet blanket in Mollie Makes which said it was ideal for beginner crocheters and I thought it could be easily adapted to make baby blankets. Normally I make everything from fancy luxury yarn but thought that would be a bit silly for baby things - so I took some advice from Cuckoo and bought some Stylecraft online. VERY impressed with how soft it is, much better than I would associate with acrylic and LOVED the price - £15 including postage for 8 100g balls!
I started in Cuckoo's kitchen last Thursday - and since then I haven't been able to stop. I've even crochet before leaving the house to go to work - and I leave at 6:45am! I think I have gone crochet bonkers! I'm so happy with the colours I've chosen and I just want to make loads more granny square blankets for myself and everyone I know! I've done 40 so far - here they are:
The week before I made a little patchwork roll to keep my hooks in - don't look to closely as it was my first attempt at patchwork!