Can you believe a whole year has gone by since George was born? He came out screaming, five weeks early, and has proved to be just as noisy and impatient ever since.
A tough year has faded, and now we have a confident, happy, affectionate and bright little thing who likes stacking, blueberries and his big brother.
Here he is on his birthday modelling a beautiful crochet bow tie made for him by lovely friend Kerry.
Easter was spent in a blur of birthday and deadlines...but don't you think it was worth it? Here's a sneaky cheeky peek of my project for issue 19 of Simply Crochet. I can't wait to see it in print!
Albert was back to pre-school yesterday, and enjoyed nature's bounty on our urban streets all the way there. He loved Dandelion clocks, and counted every breath that sent fairies high into the air. We have a place at a fantastic school for him in September, and I felt a little empty while he was enjoying himself at pre-school yesterday afternoon. What will it be like when he's gone? George will be bereft without his best friend and partner-in-crime.
The Easter break has gone so quickly. But I love this time of year. A time of hope, plans and dreams. I'm STILL searching for the perfect mustard yarn, as my beloved King Cole Bamboo Cotton has been discontinued. I'm planning to make a harlequin cushion like Ingrid's on Wood and Wool Stoolbut don't know how! I might just make a lovely bright Fika cushion, sizing up the diamonds and using an Ingrid-inspired palette. And perhaps even a matching Wood & Wool garland, too! For now, I'm working on a crochet cardigan, like this:
Isn't that mint DIVINE? Mine is in mustard, with a dusty pink collar. But I feel as though I'd love one in mint, too. Pattern is from Geek Chic by Nicki Trench.
April marks five years of learning to crochet. Coincidentally, the day I learnt to crochet was also the day my now-husband asked me out for the very first time. Two life-changing thing on one day. Serendipity, some might say. Perhaps in my next post I'll look back at my five years of crochet.
I also want to say thanks for all your lovely comments on my last few posts. Something has happened to my comment reply function, and while I'm trying to work out how to fix it I am replying in the comments section.
Here's to another five years of Crochet! (and Darryl, of course)