For the longest time I’ve been meaning to post in Yarn Along…: I’ve been busily making hats, blankets, and ehh, more hats (our small girl loves hats), and eventually this morning I realised that not only was today Yarn Along Wednesday, but that I was working on some crochet I could post about. (unfortunately, though, as you can see, I have been reduced to reading beautiful home magazines which make me despair even more at my unbelieveably untidy house, as I have read everything else in the past three weeks and haven’t made it to the library yet)
So, what I am making at the minute is a Baptismal Shawl for our little man. I am making it in 4ply white cotton, and am using a size 4 hook. I would prefer to use a much smaller hook, but it would take me forever to work it up in the limited time I have as it is, and I would like to have him baptised before he is 20 🙂
Another “minor” thing which makes this a long process is that I have another small pair of helping hands (see picture, above) resulting in two steps forward, one step back…
This is the beginning central flower: my plan is to work it in the round (I’ve been thinking of mandalas),
basically making it up as I go along!! 🙂
On all matters crochet- do check out this FANTASTIC tutorial over at the Gingerbread Lady- (hard to believe we are related- she definitely got all the organisational and list-making genes)
I’m going to start organising yarns so that when I am finished this shawl I will be starting one of these blankets for our bed.
(Well, I’m just hoping that action will naturally follow intention on this one…)
Can’t wait to see what else you come up with for this. Mandalas are such a good plan. Such a sweet photo.
Am very much looking forward to the ed result of this new project!
And, I, for one, am glad you and your sister are self=less enough to share your amazing talent with the rest of us!
Congratulation on your new addition
It’s a beautiful beginning all around!
wow! I love the pattern already! I think that bonnet from Aesthetic Nest will go with this so nicely. Thank yo for visiting my blog and leaving the comment-I was able to track you down and find your lovely blog!