Thursday, 30 June 2011

Just Enough Space For Me To Eat

I used to have a dining room with a round table and space for 4 chairs. Now I have 3 chairs (one got broken) and just enough space for me to put my plate. After I have moved the baby jacket of course.

When my table isn't being used to display or block my latest project that is. This will be my version of Baby It's Cold Outside, a free pattern from Ravelry, when it is finished off. Yes it's finally happened. My friend Sylvia, the foster mum, has got a newborn girl. I am so excited to have a girl to crochet for but I still have to fit in my work for my online store as well so I am going to be busy. The white box holds my filing system for baby patterns. Another box holds the partially finished baby crochet sets.  It's bad enough having one messy room but my front room was turning into a crochet jumble as well. I like to have one room where chaos doesn't reign although it can never be completely tidy as I crochet in there whilst I watch the TV in the evenings. One project and a basket in there looks OK to me.

My one bit of organization. My buttons are mostly sorted into the same colour in boxes making it easier to find a certain button.The boxes behind the blue double sided boxes contain my rosebuds, motifs, trimmings and bows

One of the knitting machines has got buried under the yarn. The good thing though is that now it is so easy to move the laundry bags around and also to see what is in there. This, of course, is not my full stash. This is just the new stash accumulated for my baby crochet. The rest is still in the stash bedroom. The calor gas fire is my emergency heating as I only have gas central heating and if anything goes wrong with my boiler then I have no heat. Fortunately I haven't had to use it this year.

The baby cardigans have now dried from blocking. I used a pattern by Heather from Just Crochet for this jacket but the hat, which has turned out a bit big, was adapted from another pattern.

After I had finished crocheting the back I realized that I had been reading the pattern wrong. It was that day when I wasn't concentrating as I kept falling asleep. I decided that even though it wasn't the stitch that Heather had designed I quite liked my version so I carried on until I had finished the jacket. I made this one for my neighbour Julie's sister's baby boy to be. I decided that the other jacket that I knitted would be far too small for a full term baby and another of the foster Mums has just got a brand new baby boy who weighs less than 5 lbs so it will fit him better,

I will send this for the baby girl although she will have to grow into it. I started it long before I knew it would be a girl and only finished it off once she was here. I think that the pattern is a Peter Pan one but I have filed it away now (bragging because I now have a labelled filing system for my most regularly used baby patterns!) so I will have to find it again to post the number on Ravelry later.

I haven't done much of anything so far today. I crocheted a matching hat to match the cream baby jacket but I still have to sew the buttons and trimmings onto the jacket so hopefully photos of that tomorrow. This jacket will also be too big for the foster baby yet but she will grow into it very soon.


June said...

How lovely that you have a baby girl to crochet for now. The girly patterns are so pretty, it will be hard to choose which one to do next.

FoFo said...

You are very organized! I need to do that! Love your baby sets!