Well sometimes life throws lovely things at you but completely from left field. With the big S Word birthday fast approaching, and absolutely no sign of any of my brood producing any grand babies, didn’t I just have the biggest surprise? Yep me and The Husband are soon going to be known as Granny Kazzy and Grampa Trash!
How exciting and what a gorgeously luscious excuse to start making lots of cute and lovely things huh?
Soooo … I found this gorgeous little pram blanket in an old Paton crochet pattern book dated way back in 1969 and it’s turned out so beautiful! I just love the thought of my little grandson tucked up underneath. Awwww makes me feel a little bit teary ❤️
I recently acquired two men’s V-neck pullovers, one in grey and one in green. Now, given The Husband is more likely to flick a V than pick a V, I wasn’t quite sure what todo with them both. After a bit of a ponder, I got out the scissors and with a slice up the middle, a crop of the sleeves and a slash of the waist, a quick overlock on the sewing machine a few rows of crochet and a bit of creative knitting, these totally cute little cardies were created.
A proper transformation huh? Which is your favourite … the cherries or the daisies?
Shopping in Aldi is a real dilemma for a yarn lover because they always have such lovely wool on offer. Their beautiful yarn in store makes me think guiltily of my yarn stash which is so huge that I would have to knit for a decade (without putting my needles down) to even make a woolly dent in it! However, I simply couldn’t walk away from this stunning chunky purple yarn but as I restricted myself to just one ball the dilemma this time was what to knit! ! Luckily I chanced upon this free ‘Artisan Capelet’ pattern at RedHeart.com but made a few little personal tweaks by adding a crochet picot edging and a huge vintage button. I now have a beautiful, one ball wonder 💜
My mum passed me all her old knitting and crotchet patterns, and having recently discovered my crochet needles again I decided to find a good crochet pattern. Thumbing through the very old pattern books,, Lee decided he needed a crochet tie as he remembered his dad having one! This 1969 pattern was nice and easy for my crochet comeback, and Lee is one happy man ❤️