Sorry I haven't been very bloggy of late folks!
I seem to be having my time zapped away from me lately
How it's the middle of August already is beyond me!
I hope you're all having a lovely, summery month!
I've been seeing lots of family and friends, going on lots of little baby shopping sprees and I'll be off to visit Scotland at the end of the week!
I can't wait!
I've also been finding myself diving into the crochet world a little more this month.
I've dipped in and out in the past, seeing all of these lovely creations people have been making with a simple hook a yarn.
I was quite jealous.
I managed to teach myself the very basics using books and YouTube tutorials, but once I'd figured out how it worked, I admit, I became less interested and didn't pursue it further.
But recently, I've been venturing back into it.
With little bump getting bigger and bigger, I've been starting to think about things that I would like my little baby to have. Little keepsakes like I have.
And I have 2 very lovely crocheted blankets, made for me by my Gramma.
One of them was my baby blanket, and I want my little wriggler to have one too!
Especially seeing as it'll be a winter baby. I want it to be all warm and cosy, snuggled into a homemade blanket.
So - back to the hook I go!
I've just been focusing on making a granny square style blanket.
I'm aiming to get 2 done before baby pops
~ One, quite loose using a larger hook, in pastel purples and white.
~ And one, more tightly crocheted, stronger, and more a collection of little, different coloured squares.
I haven't got any photos to show you yet, but I will take some soon!
This is the same granny square idea that I'm going to work with.
I made this small blanket for a family member's new little baby boy.
I think he likes it!
I have to admit, I'm surprising myself with how much I'm falling in love with crochet!
I followed a pattern in my
magazine and made this adorable bow brooch
And I will be hopping back to their website for more crochet inspiration!
I think I've got the bug.
I'm finding myself wondering what I can attack with my crocheting hook next!
One of my lovely followers on my Facebook page told me about an online crocheting club that I couldn't resist joining too.
And Innocent Drinks are doing their Big Knit!
Mwahaha, so many things to keep my new crocheting addiction busy!
And, with my sensible head on, it might be a better thing to be addicted to when baby comes along too.
- Less spiky needles involved!
*baby kicks in agreement*
On a sneaky side note, I couldn't resist a bit of knitting as well.
So many woollen adventures!
I decided to try to make a small, very amateur attempt at knitted bunting!
With pom poms of course!
Not too shabby?
Hopefully I'll get better in time to make more fun things for the little one when it gets here.
I just hope the poor little thing likes wool!!
I would advise anyone and everyone to have a go at crocheting something.
It's very therapeutic, and being able to create something useful/decorative with a simple hook is so rewarding!
Join the Crochet Club for beginners help, they're lovely folk!
Hope you're having a lovely day all!