Love the satisfaction of hand-making items for my childrenSince I became pregnant with M, so many moons ago, I have felt proud of my ability to occasionally make her an outfit or two (when I have had time). So it was just natural for me to want to make something for Button for his or her arrival in a few weeks time (though today would be just as grand Button).
For months I had not made anything, my knitting needles have been stored away, sewing machine is gathering dust and crochet hooks have always just been a decoration. So I was worried I would not remember how to make anything.
I decided to knit a jumper for Button and chose what I thought would be an easy pattern - oh how confused I ended up being - and went about making a nice cosy jumper for a little baby.
The great thing about making your own things is that you can choose your own colours - I love colour so chose the brightest wool I could find.
After rediscovering the joy of making things I have decided to make M a blanket for her big bed using crochet. Now crochet is not something I feel confident doing but I have since learnt that making granny squares is quite simple to do. The only problem is that the blanket is going to take months to make!
Now I am looking for lots of patterns for things to make my children (and I had an order of a hat from my hubby).
The only thing I need to find is the time!