It's been nothing but crochet on the creative front round here lately and it's high time I shared some with you. I've just completed another cotton baby blanket using the same pattern and colours as this one.
The only difference is that this blanket is edged in green, a safely gender-neutral colour. It's for my friend Rachel who is expecting her fourth baby in three weeks, and she and her husband chose not to find out the sex.
I am more than a little relieved to have finished it in good time, I have to say! It came out well and I do love that pattern. It looks nice on the back of the sofa. I did start entertaining thoughts about making a huge version of this blanket, in pale dove grey rather than white, to go on the sofa...I'll add that to the growing list in my head called Blankets I Want To Make, a sort of imaginary work in progress.
I have been working on this cotton granny throw for the last couple of months, on and off, in between other things. The long rows of trebles are so soothing, it's crochet at it's most relaxing. The pattern is from issue 21 of Mollie Makes magazine. Remember how I was going to make one thing from each issue throughout my year long subscription? Well, the last thing I made was these coasters but don't worry, I have not forgotten. After this throw, I quite fancy doing some embroidery from issue 22, and making a tote bag from issue 23.
And finally, you see that tiny cream-coloured circle hiding in the middle there? That's going to be the nose of the snake I am crocheting Angus for his birthday, which is in a few weeks. Yes, I am cutting it fine, but I am very motivated by a deadline so, once I've done the tricky increase and decrease of the snake's head, I'm hoping the main body of the snake should work up quite quickly. Wish me luck...