Late last year we were blessed with our first grandchild and of course he is adorable and we love him to bits. We are lucky enough to live close by and be able to see him nearly every week.
I've heard it said, and it's true that "You love your grandchildren like they are your own but without all the hard work" :)
I enjoy knitting and was taught by both my mother and grandmother when I was about 10 years old or maybe younger, and I have knit on and off ever since. For me it's a very relaxing pastime and I find myself, needles in hand, in front of the television most evenings unwinding from a busy day at work.
Knitting has recently become a very fashionable hobby again and it's useful for making lovely garments for yourself and your loved ones and also for making handy things for around your home like dishcloths and washcloths.
These are some little things I have been busy knitting for my grandson.
|Knitted baby hat - My own pattern|
|Precious Baby Blanket - Square Counterpane Leaves pattern by A.M.|
This baby blanket doesn't have a pattern but it is the Counterpane Leaves square pattern, crochet together and then a knitted lace border added. You can find the pattern for the squares here knitting-and.com/wiki/Quilt
|Blanket Buddy - Pattern by Lion Brand|
I am a member of a wonderful knitting and crocheting community called Ravelry. It is a closed site and so you have to join to access all the wonderful patterns and forums but it is free to join. I have Ravelled about these cute little bunny blanket buddies here.
|Puerperium Cardigan - pattern by Kelly Brooker|
|Baby Surprise Jacket - pattern by Elizabeth Zimmerman and Saartje's Booties|
Do you knit or crochet? You can find me on Ravelry here. I'd love to see you there.