Amongst the myriad chores that need doing time had to be made for some crafting this week. I know, life’s tough!
One of my colleagues has just had a baby giving me the opportunity to crochet a pair of bootees.
to the finished pair
there is enough variety in the stitches to be challenging yet they are hooked up in a trice. What’s more they are very very cute. The pattern comes from my favourite crochet book “Crochet Unravelled” by Claire Bojczuk.
Today my own baby girl has been suffering with a very painful wisdom tooth and in between finding a dentist and sorting out treatment has spent a great deal of the day on the phone to mum! Bless. All I could offer were soothing words coupled with encouraging advice and – when she had cheered up – the confession that while I had been listening to her tale of woe I had managed to knit up a hat!
Knitted from a free pattern on the Rowan website
I used some of my Wool Clip stash for this Snug Hat pattern by Cathy Caron
I had hoped to use just one of the 50g balls but the hat needed a tad more so I used a little of this lovely purple yarn to finish off the rolled band. What pleased me most – and this was after No1 Daughter had visited the dentist – was using mattress stitch to sew together the seams almost invisibly.
Altogether the right simple knitting project to keep you calm while having a long distance comfort conversation with an ailing girl.
Unfortunately No1 Daughter still has a tender tooth but she is relieved to know she is doing all the right things, has registered with a dentist and made an appointment to have the troublesome tooth checked over. Hopefully in the meantime it will settle down.
Until next we meet. Moke x
PS She liked the hat. M x