Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Take Two .. tah dah !!

Its been so long since I've written a blog post, I'm wondering if any of my wonderful readers are still with me ?? I do hope so and I apologise for my slackness. I have been reading all my favourite blogs (the ones you'll find listed on the right hand side of this page) and needless to say, have enjoyed them very much. As some of you know, since my last post I've had a total hip replacement and was in hospital for 3 weeks all up, including the stay in the rehab unit which, believe me, was very hard work. I still attend day rehab each Tuesday but will finish there in two weeks time. Anyway, enough of that.

My crochet and knitting only emerged towards the end of my hospital stay as I didn't feel much like doing anything really, however I wanted to finish my little grandson Oliver's blanket so I made myself get on with it. I was worried that I might run out of yarn but was very lucky as you'll see in the first picture. The little ball was all I had left after doing the border.

Sadly, a few weeks ago, the crochet world lost a very talented and much loved lady by the name of Marinke (aka Wink). Wink has designed lots of patterns, her speciality being mandalas so quite a few crocheters were making mandalas in her memory. Instead of a mandala, I decided to make some of my favourite little hearts from Wink's very easy pattern - the link is here. They only take a minute or so to make and are useful little embellishments.

On a happier note, my friend Lucy visited recently and brought along her camera to take a few pics of our little Oliver who is growing up so quickly. Its hard to believe he's 8 months old already ! Here's one of L's photos which I think is gorgeous.

I don't want to bore you with baby photos but I do want to show you the little aviator hat I finished for Oli last week. He had the jacket and I thought he really needed a hat to go with it.

Finally, my order of ICE yarn arrived from the UK yesterday and I couldn't wait to start something to see what its like. I'll show you what I'm making next post.



  1. Welcome back! So happy to hear you're feeling better and on the mend. What a lovely blanket! And your grandson is too cute!! I love the little hat you made for him. Hearts are a wonderful way to honor sweet Wink.

  2. Hi, Dorothy! So glad to see your post. That baby blanket is a neat pattern. But I really love that little aviator hat on Oliver! SO stinkin' cute! He is just a doll. Glad you are feeling well enough to do a little crochet. I still haven't picked up my hook. I wonder when I will? I'm just not really interested right now. Too much going on. Can't wait to see what you're making next with your new yarn.

  3. Nice to read a post from you Dorothy! I adore that little aviator hat. And such a cute bubba under it too! And that blanket is just lovely. I hope you're recovering well after your operation too xox

  4. Oh my poor Dorothy.. those hip replacements are so hard to recover from.. you sound like you're doing well! Bravo on finishing that cute little blanket and that hat is so cute I had to show Dayle. You're a champion. We will finally be home tomorrow night and it won't be soon enough. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. The pics of your little Grandson are adorable..You could never bore me he is such a cutie....Glad you are starting to feel like crochet again, Oliver will be snug in his blankie and cap.. hugs pat..

  6. Oliver is adorable and so photogenic, i love the blanket and the hat suits him to a T. I'm waiting on my 2nd order from ice yarn of magic light and cant wait to get started


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