I have been making some granny square blankets to give to a friend who is off to China shortly to set up an orphanage for babies and children, mostly wee girls and children with physical problems such as cleft palates and hare lips. She is a star and has already got doctors from Australia lined up to come and do the necessary operations for these wee souls. I've only got 3 done so far but wanted to keep it up so that as many of the children can have something snuggly of their own.
I've also been working on some more blankets to use up my sale stash from 2 years ago. It cost me about $24, I have already made and gifted 2 large baby blankets and there's loads left! This one is a ripple stripe
and this one will be made up from 3 round granny squares, joined with white or cream.
Last week Miss Meg decided to be Isabella from The Invention of Hugo Cabret for Book Week which obviously had to involve a beret. We didn't have one so she asked me to crochet one. I googled a few patterns that didn't make a whole lot of sense to me then figured I could have a bash and make it up as I go along. In the past I have not had success in crocheting circles, but something clicked and it worked! She likes it so much she was wearing it again today!
Then lastly today I suddenly remembered that the wife of one of John's colleagues had recently had her 5th boy and I hadn't sent a baby gift. Mum is Tanzanian and Dad is from Aberdeen so I thought something a bit Scottish would go down well. I'd found a load of old ripped blankets at the Salvos so drew up a pattern, got cutting and sewing and hey presto! A cute wee Scottie! Hope Baby likes it!
We have a few more crafty things planned for the holidays, so will let you know how we go...
Have a great week!