Ok, I’ll admit that I finished this a while ago and just didn’t get around to posting it, but here is the baby blanket I crocheted for Anna (using up some of the granny squares I made a couple of years ago that have just been sitting in a cupboard since – I knew that I’d find uses for the various squares eventually).
The granny squares are made from Dazzle (Blue-faced Leicester 4ply) from The Natural Dye Studio. Luckily I had fairly complementary colours in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino to make the stripey part of the blanket.
I’m rather pleased with this particular stash-buster and it’s getting good use.
Breastfeeding a hungry newborn takes time and, naturally, her next most favourite thing is to be held. I find myself with far more time to read than I have done in a while (where instead I’d find something else to do). I’ve been working my way through cookbooks feeling the need to get more organised and ‘menu-planned’, so making a list of recipes from different books that I either use regularly, or want to try, with a view to collecting them (and the various recipes I have in my head) into one place. The River Cottage Family Cookbook and Jude Blereau’s Wholefood for Children and Coming Home to Eat: Wholefood for the Family seemed like good places to start.
So the view from where I sit looks something like this: various books, Anna’s blanket ready for covering her up when (if) I’m able to put her down into her moses basket and a yellow tin of buttons (but no, there weren’t any suitable buttons for the cardigan for Anna I’ve just finished and I will post about that at some point too, once it has suitable buttons) and missing out the side table with mug, plate and crumbs and a further notepad.
So (finally) getting to join in with Small Thing’s Yarn Along, Frontier Dream’s Keep Calm and Craft On and Crunchy Catholic Mama’s Stash Bash. I really need to get more organised as then I might be able to blog more things I’ve made – I have knitted and crocheted various other things too – but finding it not so easy with a babe-in-arms!