There's quite a bit left on the ball so I may try something knitted later on, just to see how the colours work with knit fabric. Nos. 17 and 18 are baby's hats - probably premmie size.
While I was sorting my craft room before Christmas, I came across these two little 'treasures' of mine that I've been meaning to show you. I've placed a crochet hook beside them so you'll get an idea of their size. Both are little brooches - one a tiny metal crochet hook and yarn that I think I bought on eBay many years ago, and the other is a little thread 3D angel I received (also years ago) from a crochet friend in America. Aren't they gorgeous? I love them.
Before I finish this post, I want to give you a recipe for pumpkin scones. This recipe was made famous by Lady Florence Bjelke-Petersen who was the wife of a former Premier of Queensland in Australia. I think in some circles she was more famous for her scones than being the wife of a Premier. I'm not a lover of pumpkin as a vegetable on the dinner plate but these scones are delicious.
Flo’s Pumpkin Scones1 tablespoon butter
½ cup sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed pumpkin
2 cups self raising flour
Put butter, sugar and salt in mixer, then add egg, followed by mashed pumpkin. Finally add by hand the sifted self raising flour. Do not handle mixture too much. Cook in a very hot oven – 225-250 degrees C for 15-20 minutes.
NB. If the pumpkin is very dry, you may need to add 2 tablespoons of milk.
Just remembered one more thing!! Red Heart has a new free eBook available featuring 25 afghans/throws. If you'd like a copy here's the link. It contains one of my favourite patterns - the Reversible Hungarian Blanket (aka Wool-Eater aka Bavarian rug) along with some other lovely patterns.