I LOVE to knit - but sometimes find it a tad frustrating that it takes so long for the finished product to 'materialise'.
Ever since I went to the Make Lounge, I have wanted to learn how to crochet the lovely granny squares that I often see on other blogs, and found a brilliant little tutorial via the Attic24 blog ... here is what I have done so far! A bit 'rustic' around the edges ... but if I wanted something perfect, I would go and buy it from an overpriced shop! ha ha I think that if I do 35 of these squares it will be the perfect size to keep Baby Plum cosy in her push chair.
I have encountered a smallish problem though! I bought a few balls of Rowan Cashsoft Chunky from a cheapo wool website earlier this year ... and I stupidly only bought one ball of each colour ... and now I have discovered to my horror that Rowan have discontinued their Cashsoft Chunky range (nooooooooo!) Anyway, I have found a few websites that still have some of the grey and light purple ... but the dark purple is nowhere to be found.
This is where I make a cheeky plea!
If anyone has the odd ball of Rowan Cashsoft Chunky in Eggplant (colour 716) hidden away in their yarn stashes, or knows of a haberdashery which still stocks this lovely lovely chunky wool - I will happily pay good money for it!
In the meantime I am going to have a go at crocheting a pretty stripy blanket for Baby Plum ... I have seen a lovely one in Mamas and Papas - but think that £32 is a bit excessive (as long as I can source some lovely, but cheap yarn!)
Me and Mr Plum went for our 20 week anomaly scan on Thursday ... everything was fine (which was a relief, as I tend to worry ...) we also found out that there is a 95% that we are having a little girl! I really didn't mind what sex our baby was, as long as he/she was healthy ... but didn't want to turn down the chance to find out!