Hello again, how has your week been so far? I have had a rather manic week at work and somehow I think my body knows that I am having half term off next week and decided to let its defences down and along came a nasty cold! Hey oh, that's life I guess :o)
As you know I've been hooking away at my comfort crochet granny square blanket and last weekend I had the perfect excuse to interrupt it with a friends up and coming birthday on Monday. She is a colleague who is from Australia and whom I noticed didn't have any gloves, more specifically fingerless ones so she could carry on texting and instagraming her friends and family back home.
So I popped up into the attic to see what was in my leftover yarn stash and I immediately found myself drawn to these 3 shades of blue. My default colour for sure!
So Saturday night saw me hooking away and Sunday I finished them up. I used a 4mm hook with both the Aran blue and DK blue using 33 chain stitches plus 2 to start crocheting double crochet stitches up and down in 3 colours of blue and one creamy colour. It was so satisfying making these, quick and easy and pleasing to the eye.
I sewed them up on their sides leaving a space for the thumb and voila, they were done!
It felt like something was missing so I asked Alice what she thought, sew a pretty button on or crochet a wee flower, she suggested a flower in the brightest blue and so they were made and added to the fingerless gloves.
I still wasn't 100% sure if the 'naked' flowers looked ok and so I put them on Instagram for some other lovely opinions and all in all it was decided that I leave them just for what they were. Needless to say, my colleague loved them and I was pleased to know that they were the first ever pair of home made gloves she had received in her sweet 30 years of life x
Last, but not least as I said we got to meet our new nephew Fyfe Andrew last Sunday afternoon. I managed to find this pretty bunch of flowers in Marks in the morning and unfortunately I didn't manage to finish knitting a wee newborn hat with my new charity shop needles for the little chap, I hope to finish what I started this weekend and will send it in the post next week.
He slept for the 3 hours that we visited for and so I didn't get to have a cuddle, next time though I won't be able to leave without a proper cuddle x It's so easy to forget how tiny new babes are, I especially love their sweet little fingers and toes x
I'll say cheerio for now, welcome to new followers, thanks so much for visiting and see you all soon