This wonderful book (I love you, Blue Kangaroo!) and a mini crochet ripple blanket have finished off my niece's Christmas gift nicely, don't you think? A lovely reader (thanks so much Liv) mentioned that it might be a great addition to go along with Kira the Kangaroo, and it couldn't have been more perfect. After a read of the book on youtube, I ordered it online and started work on the tiny ripple blanket while I was waiting for it to arrive. The internet is such a wonderful resource, isn't it?
The one good thing about having my girl home sick has been that I managed to finish an entire project, from start to finish within the week. Usually I just do my crafting after dinner, plus an odd half and hour around lunch time, but sickness calls for movie watching - and movie watching means keeping my hands busy while I'm sitting.
I know, sorry to freak you all out with that 'Christmas' word in my post title and yep, I realise that it's still m-o-n-t-h-s away, but I'm trying to be organised with a big fat capital 'O' this year. So, as a combined effort to use up all of my cotton stash and make a little bit of dent in my gift list, I decided to start early.
Lately I've been obsessed with crocheting these zig-zag dishcloths, they're a bit addictive and really fast to do. I first stumbled across this dishcloth design when a lovely friend made me a couple for a Christmas swap last year and they've become a firm favourite in our kitchen sink ever since. Last week I was trawling the net and stumbled across the pattern for them - hello zig-zags!
A sheer sigh of relief came over me when I finally finished this blanket and I'm pretty excited to have this wrapped and ready to give to my little nephew this Christmas. There were a few sketchy moments when I didn't think I'd make it, but can happily report that I finished adding the border a good week or so before the big date is due to arrive.
I live with my husband and 2 children in Tasmania, Australia. I love to make nice things, spend time with my family, travel, bake yummy treats, read pretty craft books, give handmade gifts, toast marshmallows in our wood fired oven & live a lovely life.