I am now officially on maternity leave. Though to be honest, I stopped going into the office from mid January. I am also officially bored and fed-up. Sitting at home alone all day, day after day is quite mind numbing. I really would not have minded all this free time if I could go out and about and do stuff, but I am almost house bound, and trust me, that SUCKS!!!
Right, now that my little rant is off my chest, I can carry on with what has been making stuff bearable round these parts. I decided to start making things for the baby. I have given up on making anything for myself because
1) Its depressing to sew for my ever expanding frame
2) I will have a limited time to wear them, and I don't want to waste fabric on maternity clothes when I don't even go out of the house.
So I decided to crochet a baby blanket. I have never made one before, and my crochet skills are quite rudimentary, but I have made two hats before, so I figured I could do this as well. I decided to do one using granny squares, as I can do a couple a day when I am motivated. So far I have been at it for a week.
The idea is to use white as the border for these squares
The most difficult part was deciding on the yarn and colours to use.
I am using King Cole Bamboo Cotton. So I bought 1 of each of the main colours, and 2 white. I also tried to make baby booties. They look really small, so I will change the hook size and go 1 size up.
I have also decided I want to make a cardigan. I enrolled on a Craftsy course by Linda Permann, to learn how to make that cute little baby cardigan.
I have already bought the yarn for this as well. So as soon as I am done with the blanket, I will move on to this one.
Have a nice week people.