As a child I used to crochet all the time, I made a double bedcover out of crochet squares when I was just 12 years old. Sadly I don't know what happened to it, think it stayed at the school as it was part of a display of stuff we kids did. I also used to crochet irish rose squares and made needle cases for my nans, think one of them may still be in existance. It's sad but when I was in my 20s we didn't think about keeping hold of things, it all appeared to be junk back then! Many a thing has ended up discarded over the years. Wouldn't dream of throwing these things out now, they are part of our history, what made us into the adults we become.
Anyway I digress, on one of my thrifty trips with my Aunt when they were over we picked up a 1950s crochet pattern for a baby's hooded cape which had a lovely stitch on it. My Aunt is a very talented lady and has just made her first 'reborn' baby and it is amazingly life like! And she makes all the clothese for them herself, hence the pattern.
I loved how her cape was turning out but didn't necessarily need one, so I thought I would have a go at making a babies blanket for my mum, no she's not expecting, gosh that would be shocking! She loves baby dolls and has two of them in a moses basket that rocks, what can I say, she's special my mum ;o)
Here's a peek at what I've done so far.....
I think it's turning out rather well, am liking this stitch alot. I can feel a couple of cushions coming on for my bedroom. Am hoping to have it done by the weekend, ambitious I know but can't seem to put it down!