A close co-worker is having a baby this summer and I made the little one a crocheted blanket. This is the first time I am posting anything my other passions! As my blog name suggests, I am passionate about wool as well as paper.
The "blankie" was crocheted from a book that I have had forever and used multiple times - Our Best Baby Afghans from Leisure Arts (Leaflet #2853), published in 1996. I very much enjoy working with fine fibers but when the finished item needs to be washed and dried with ease I depend on man-made fibers. I used Sirdar Snuggly double knitting yarn. The main color is cream #0303 and the coordinating yellow is #0252.
On a sad note, a friend and fellow crafter passed away a couple of days ago. Her husband works with me at the office and when he returned home Wednesday after work he found his wife of nearly 30 years permanently asleep on the couch. Pat and I shared a passion for making cards and crocheting. She especially liked Tunisian knitting which is really crocheting with a very long crochet hook. We also shared our experiences with diabetes and raising our children. I am going to miss her intense, happy, loving and giving nature.
I made a card for the office to sign and give to Pat's family.