Look what has arrived through my letterbox last week!
A wonderful surprise from Steph, Show & Tell
See, I have been admiring her recent rainbow crochet blanket.
It was my plan to learn to crochet to make a stripe blanket...
Knowing my sister was pregnant,
she's decided to use the leftover and made another blanket for Frenchie Baby Girl.
This is so so sweet!
Now I wish I could keep it but
it will be passed on to its new home soon.
There were a few goodies too,
which included a cute Snoopy mini pillow.
I love it! It has now found its place on my stash shelf :)
And fabric, mini buttons & Gorjuss ribbon!!!
Ooh, I love it all.
Thank you so much Steph for this unexpected surprise.
I can assure you your gifts will be treasured.
Now as for my crochet learning...
Well, I really wanted to make a granny stripe baby blanket using DMC Natura Cotton.
I found the most fabulous free tutorial from Maybe Matilda here
Being cleaver, I purchased one of them magazines that comes with wool, hook & needles.
I followed their instructions & was able to make:
Slip knot, chain stitch, single crochet & double crochet!
And then it all went horribly wrong.
No matter how much reading, looking & trying I was lost & confused :(
It made me realised that I will never be able to make this wonderful little blanket.
Crochet is not easy & my congratulations to all of you who can actually make beautiful pieces.
I will stick to my stitching SIGH but at least I gave it a go.
Have a stitch-crazy (or crochet-crazy) weekend!