March: The first baby blanket I ever made, for my friend Anika’s new baby boy.
I wish now that I had taken the time to crochet a proper border for it, but I was so excited to get it finished and give it to her that I left it.
June: another baby ripple blanket, for another work friend. She didn’t know if she was expecting a baby boy or girl so I tried to keep the colour scheme suitable for either. I just LOVE this colour combination!
I finished this properly with a border, to give it that complete look and straighten the ends.
I had a proper love affair with this blankie and had a few moments when I thought I might just keep it for myself, but it was finally posted off to it’s intended destination, and it arrived just after her new baby boy.
June: sat out in the garden one very HOT HOT afternoon, I found myself whipping up some circles…with some vague idea of wanting to make circles within squares for my next blanket…
July: a spot of bunting…
August: then ANOTHER baby ripple blanket for a work frien of Mark’s new baby boy.
And I bordered this one properly too,
August: I bought some really fine cotton in the most amazing colours. I still haven”t decided what to do with these yet.
August: a little hooky project for my Mum!
August: I treated myself to this AMAZING Rico Creative Cotton in the most mouthwatering colours, which I have used for various little projects but had intended to make some cushions covers for the lounge – maybe another project for 2014? I’m after a more homespun look in the lounge next year so this would be perfect.
Ah, BEAUTIFUL colours!
August: the baby ripple bordered and finished. I had a few heart pangs when this was sent to it’s new home! I seem to become very attached to these blankets over the weeks/months that it takes me to complete them. I tale them everywhere I go so I can whip them out and crack on with them at every opportunity, and always feel a little bereft after they’ve gone. There’s usually a little gap before I really get my teeth into something else.
End of August: I started this random granny square baby blanket, with no proper colour scheme in mind. I haven’t really been feeling the love for this blanket. Maybe it’s just the colours that aren’t quire right. Not sure really.
And there was a lot of ends to sew in that I hadn’t, of course, sewn in as I crocheted. Live and learn, eh?
It’s still not finished, I intend to surround the whole thing with small blue squares, just to make it a little larger. But it’s still not finished!
November: I started a granny square ‘Elmer’ style blanket for Lily which I’m really enjoying as its nice to be able to grab it and just do one extra square whenever I have a few spare minutes
This is the blanket that is finally finished, that I started with those random circles in June. It’s been edged in a prettier, more wavy way as this blanket if for a little baby girl bor to another work friend. The nurses on my ward and producing babies at a higher rate than me and my blankets can keep up!
Ive been struggling to get some decent photos of this blanket though, mainly due to the low light levels and constant rain. I managed to get a couple of snaps while the sun shined yesterday.
December: on boxing day I decided to try whipping up a couple of Christmas decorations with the Rico Creative Cotton I bought earlier in the year. They turned out really well so I must get a couple of snaps of them.
I’m surprised at how little I actually completed this year, as I feel I have been constantly hooking away during every spare moment. But I still LOVE hooking away and that is the main thing I guess!