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New pattern: Rah Rah Boombah baby hat

I love hats. I love making them and I love wearing them, but unfortunately I am naturally very hot-blooded, so I hardly ever get cold enough to wear them! One of the upsides of being a new mum who knits and crochets is the universal insistence that baby should be wearing a hat every time she leaves the house. Baby BAM already has half a dozen hats I’ve made for her, but they are never quite what I want: too scratchy, too big, too small, too easy for her to wriggle out of just enough for her ears to get cold… the list goes on.

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Crafty Christening

It feels as though I have no time to spend on making things recently, and yet I have a ton of stuff to write about. As promised, here are some pictures of what my talented family made for BB, and specifically her christening. But first of all here’s my version of the Entrechat cardigan…


Cuddlesome cardigan for Baby BAM

Sadly I didn’t manage to make any of BB’s Christmas presents this year. I had hoped to finish the stripey cardigan I was making in time, but we were just into the New Year by the time it was done. Still, on the plus side, it did mean that I had time to do a little photoshoot with one happy and cooperative baby girl!

KODAK Digital Still Camera

Super Simple Crocheted Christmas Stocking

Honestly, I thought it was going to be months and months before I would find the time to write any new patterns. However, it is my beautiful baby girl’s first Christmas and I want her to have a handmade stocking; so after a cursory search through Ravelry I decided to just come up with my own crochet pattern.

KODAK Digital Still Camera

Knitting rainbows for my baby girl

Oh, what a lovely blog post I could write if I had the time! Unfortunately I boot up my laptop so rarely these days that by the time it is up, running, updates installed and temper tantrums done, Baby BAM has woken up from her all too brief nap!

(Which is exactly what just happened. BRB).

Okay, I can try typing with one hand…

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My best ever make!

This will possibly be a very short post as I don’t know how long I have to write it! I am very pleased to announce that Baby BAM has arrived! I won’t trouble you with all the gory details, but I wound up having an emergency c section – after twelve hours of labour – and I am now the proud mummy of a beautiful 8 lb 2 baby girl! I did very much enjoy the gas and air, shocking the poor midwifes with some very colourful language, and Mr BAM was by my side throughout, and is already proving to be a wonderful dad. He’s a natural, and a complete hit with Baby BAM, who adores him.

Rainbow knitted baby hat

Lazy daisy cardigan and rainbow baby hat

Even on a grey, rainy day, I love the view out of the kitchen window in our new flat. Of course, the splash of colour provided by my orchids (the only plants I’ve ever managed to keep alive and flowering) and the beautiful sunflowers my mum bought me definitely help! The flat is slowly shaping up nicely, and just in time as our little one is due on monday.

At my latest check up I was told that the baby is on track to be at least 8 lbs, maybe more like 9 lbs, and given the size of my bump it does seem likely! So naturally I panicked that none of the things I’d made her would fit, and started knitting some in a larger size.

Centre filet crochet heart

Finally! Finished filet crochet stole.

I haven’t finished many projects lately, but there is one that I’ve resisted blogging about since June! It was a present for my little sister’s birthday, so I had to hold off until I had a chance to give it to her (and I didn’t want to leave it to the Post Office to lose).

This Heart Stole was my first attempt at fillet crochet, and the pattern was in issue 52 of Inside Crochet Magazine.

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The Wedding Bunting

Saturday was one of the joyous and emotional days of my life. Seeing one of my best friends getting married to the love of her life in a beautiful country chapel was just breath taking, and even without my system being awash with pregnancy hormones, I think I still would have bawled my eyes out all day!