Saturday, 31 January 2015

Little Boy Blanket

Hi there my lovelies, I hope you're all having a cool and crafty weekend :) As I'm sure most of you know by now, I'm due to have another wee baby in just a couple of weeks. Just before Christmas I had the massive task of deciding exactly which pattern to use and which colours to choose for making that all important baby blanket :)


Something I haven't reveled yet, is that we know the little one will be a Boy! Yes, we will soon be able to join the 'one of each' club, which I am very excited about!

After much pondering, I decided to go for the Sunshine Granny Baby Blanket pattern (which you can buy here and here). I love this pattern as it's so cheery and just a little bit different from the usual Granny Square.


For this wee mans blankie, I used Drops Merino Extra Fine yarn, which I just love. It's so soft, comes in a great array of colours, just perfect for a baby blanket. Here, I used - Mustard, Grey Blue, Red, Pistashio, Light Brown, Off white and for the main colour - Light Grey Mix.





Isn't it lovely? I simply can't wait to bring my baby boy home all wrapped up in this!

So...if you don't hear from me for a while, you know why. But I will certainly try to keep you updated as often as possible. I may post little updates on the Little Doolally Facebook page more often, here is the link in case you want to keep in touch.

Happy hooking all!

Ta-ta for now :)

xxx


Thursday, 29 January 2015

Hello!

Howdy all! I know this is the first post since Christmas, but my, have I been busy!  Since my last post, I have released a whopping Four new patterns!


Here is the 'Squirrel Cushion'. Now I do love my woodland animals and, squirrels are pretty great, aren't they? :) This pretty pillow uses the wonderful technique 'Intarsia'. If you are new to Intarsia, check out my little tutorial here.


Meet 'The Land Girl Scarf'. I love the colours used in here as they remind me of the natural, rural colours used in the war years. The yarn used is 100% wool and is made from sheep in Yorkshire. Even the colours of the yarn are named after places in Yorkshire :)


Thirdly is the very beautiful 'Retro Tulip Cushion'. This delightful cushion was inspired by retro and vintage wallpaper - plus I love tulips! I thought it was a ideal pattern so that we can all look forward to the warmth of Springtime! :)


Last, but not least, is the 'Hattie Cowl'. I do love my cosy cowls, and this one is extra special. The yarn used to make this little beauty is 50% merino wool and 50% silk. It's the first time I've worked with a silk blend yarn, and I would thoroughly recommend it! It's seriously soft - and who can resist the sheen!? Mmmmmm..... :)

You can find any of these patterns in my shops;

 Etsy 

Have a go if you fancy a new winter-time project to keep you busy on these chilly nights - or if you're just a little bit addicted to crochet and want to make everything (ahem..).

All patterns include brand/yarn colours and little stitch tutorials with plenty of photos where needed so you can completely duplicate the final item. 

See you back here real soon!

Byeee for now :)

xxx