I am so far behind with blogging about my (mostly) crochet endeavours, but here is a sneak peek of the current baby blanket. Again, this is a team effort and of course there is a deadline :), but it is coming along nicely.
I couldn't resist making this little chap when I saw the pattern in 'Edwards Menagerie' by Kerry Lord at Toft Uk.
After all the fuss and bother over the bat survey for the barns it just made me smile to think of someone reporting it to the local planning authority. Obviously, once we have lights he won't be able to perch on the wiring, but I'm sure we'll find somewhere for him to go. I'm now making a second one.........just because.......
We were very surprised to see this on the the lane up to the barns a week ago after a very heavy downpour.......
We were in a bit of a rush because we were just about to set off on our holidays and didn't want to spend a lot of time investigating. However, it seemed quite dead (or a little bit plastic) so we moved it to the side of the lane with a stick and left it. We will conduct some further enquiries and see if it's still lying around!
There is still a baby theme at the moment in my world of home making, with the latest request being a couple of baby grow bags. This sort of thing wasn't around when my babies were babies so I had to do a bit of investigation before starting. I made a pattern from baby's current shop bought bag and set about making one with some subtle but cute fabric, some spare quilt wadding and a cotton sheet (a too small reject from our bed), and of course a zip. I'm a bit out of practice at making things, but was pleased with the finished bag. More to the point, Mum and baby loved it.
A little last minute knitting for the newest member of the family.
I did finish it off before passing
Knitted in 4 ply from a Rowan pattern book but using Sirdar Snuggly Crofter Baby Fair Isle. Lovely soft yarn but I'm not sure I want to knit anything big in 4 ply - it doesn't grow quick enough!
Another baby blanket. This time it's for our own family with a joint effort from the mum to be, Aunty Christine and me. We opted for bold and bright colours rather than the usual baby pastel colours and it looks fab.
Here is the the crochet progress in pictures....
Anther design from Gail Pan. I love the embroidery, but I'm not too sure about the wall hanging. I was aiming for a folk art style, but was quite keen to use whatever I could get my hands on without buying anymore fabric, so I'm not sure that I hit the target with my choices. Never, mind, it still looks quite sweet. The copper pipe hanger was also an impromptu discovery (lol).