So here it is:
|Lovely rainbow stripes|
|Ooops - my slipper got in the shot!|
I think I will give it a quick wash, to make it smell nice and block it (as the edge is curling a little) and then I will post it off to my friend, who's baby boy was born a few weeks ago. Hope she likes it! It is the first cochet item I have made as a gift so I am a little nervous!
I used Stylecraft Special DK left from my first blanket here. It's amazing how far that wool goes. I bought the 'Lucy Pack' which I think was 17 balls of yarn for about £22 (there was a special offer on, so can't quite remember what I paid!). I also bought some balls of white in the same yarn and used almost a whole 100g ball. So far made a small blanket and a baby blanket with the coloured yarns and still loads left for at least another couple of baby-size blankets or a lap sized one.
I now need to decide on my next foray into crochet. I would like to have a crack at some granny squares or maybe a baby ripple blanket. I got some lovely pastel shades of merino baby wool from The Range last week, which is destined to be a baby blanket for my baby bump (only 5 weeks left until D-Day, so I'd better get a move on with it!), just not sure what pattern to go for - I'd definitely like a change from Granny stripes now though...
In other news, I painted a rocking chair with a first coat of Annie Sloan chalk paint today. Hopefully I will get a second coat on tomorrow while the boys are at school. I have the chair ear-marked for the nursery for the night-feeds!
Hope everyone has had a relaxing and/or productive weekend. Back soon with a rocking chair update!