Why crocheting preserves your sanity…

I am playing the waiting game. It’s physically arduous, mentally exhausting and very very dull. I am now overdue by a week. But I have crochet to keep me on just the right side of crazy.

Crocheted baby bootees

This is my second pair of baby bootees, made from scraps of wool from the baby blanket, using a pattern from Cute and Easy Crocheted Baby Clothes. They took maybe two hours each at the most to knock up, with lots of breaks.

bootee-2I thought I’d hang them on the tree in anticipation of the new arrival. Check out this adorable little ornament my sister sent me too. What a keepsake. Thanks sis!

Baby's first Christmas

I’ve also picked out the colours and started work on my next granny square blanket. I’m using Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino yarn in Teal, Clotted Cream, Light Blue and Mink. Don’t you just love the sounds of those colours?

New granny square patternI’m using the Cornflower pattern from Granny Squares and adding an extra round of treble crochets to increase the size, as well as using a 4.5 hook instead of a 3.00. The overall effect is chunky and cosy, just right for a blankie.

Today I’ve got an appointment with my consultant and hopefully getting a ‘sweep’ which might move things along a bit more. Wish me luck!