Corner to corner

Morning! So after suffering with a migraine this week I wanted to keep crocheting but with something that didn’t need much concentration. After going through YouTube for a bit I came across the corner to corner  blanket. 

My nan gave me a bag of wool so I thought I’d use some of that! 

This blanket, once you get going is nice and easy to make! 

It is only small….kind of a car seat or pram blanket (or a doll blanket). But I like it! It’s about 21 inches square.  

Also I thought it would be nice for a break from making Christmas presents, my hopenis for next year to be able to sell some of my items so ingress this is my first piece of ‘stock!’ 

Anyway enjoy your Sunday!

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Winging it…!

Sorry ban pun!

So the next gift I made was an owl basket. First time I’ve made something without using a pattern. 

I think it turned out well, the bit I’m not happy with is on the inside,the back of the beak. I just don’t know what to do about it as I don’t want to use a lining. Oh well.

Anyway enjoy your day!

Hat and scarf

So I made my father in law a hat and scarf set for Christmas…

I love the way this wool comes up when its made! I did the same style design and the little set I made (just scaled up). I’ve kept it simple and think it looks ok. Just hoping he will like it!! 

Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Men’s neck scarf

So I’ve finially made the other half to the hubbys orange hat….a neck scarf for when he’s riding his scooter! 

Sorry he’s an unwilling model! 
I kept it simple…. I used the scarf pattern I used for my friends little one, and did it wider and longer then sewed it up for form a cowl type item! 

Enjoyvthe rest of your Sunday!

Bunnys

Just a quick post to show you a Christmas gift I’ve made for some friends of ours!

My hubby picked the colours and I made them up! I’ll admit I’m not sure on the colours and when I put the pink one together it reminded me of strawberries and cream!!!! Oh well!

I used the pattern out of Edwards menagerie, but with the tweaked ear pattern….especailly after hubby comments on the last bunny I made! (See post from 25 may 2017) 

Enjoy your Evening!

A little reflection

I’m sat here watching call the midwife and it strikes more how very very lucky I am! I watch those ‘giving birth’, ‘keeping and losing babies’, and i know how lucky i am. 

I see how much my (not so little) baby has grown and learnt and come into his own cheeky personality and my heart explodes with love and gratitude and so many things. The tests and heartache and operations and samples we want through to get him and I know we are some of the lucky ones.

Having something wrong is hard on every aspect of who you are and what you do. (I have PCOS and my husband has a low sperm count.) It’s soul destroying to know the one thing you want most could be the one thing you could never have. And you see so many people who have children and don’t appreciate how lucky they are and you see the ones who know how lucky they are. And it can be all you see. I found that even strong focus and distraction doesn’t always work, not when there is a small amount of hope. And that hope is always there even in the  blackest of days and darkest of nights. Even those times when you dont know if you can carry on, but you do carry on because that’s what we do.  

We live, we endure, we love, we laugh, we cry and we survive because we are amazing people.

We have friends who are trying to get IVF treatment and have had to make the difficult decision of going abroad to get the help that the NHS can’t or won’t give. I really gel for them and wish include wave a magic wand to help but I can’t. I can only offer some advice and a shoulder to cry on and get to give hope. Some days I feel like i fail, like I’m rubbing it in that our help worked. But sometimes I hope it’s more inspiration that it can work…i really hope oy works for them, they would make great parents! 

I seem to find that something like this either makes or breaks a relationship.  I am lucky, it was very hard but we came through it stronger.

My little cheeky boy 😀

Hubbys new hat!

So i made abit of a gag gift for my hubby… he wanted an orange hat for work (he works in a warehouse) so i decided to create one. 

Well I found  a pattern I liked on You tube  but it came up small…so small it fits my son!!!

So I had to alter the pattern slightly by making a couple of extra increase rounds and a bit longer on the sides! 

I like the ‘cuff’  idea and thinks it works well! 

Anyway here’s my hubby wearing his gift!

(And our son photo bombing!) 

Enjoy your evening!