Monday, January 23, 2012

Baby, baby, baby oh...

Let me see, where HAVE I been... after feverishly promising to keep blogs updated, blah, blah, blah I discovered all my energy was needed to grow a baby! Yes, we are expecting baby number 3 at the end of July (currently we're heading into week 14). I imagine my blog may become somewhat baby focused, but bear with me, I am still staying crafty...

We had pretty much 'decided' that we were not going to have any more after baby number 2, but we changed our minds. This was after donating/giving away and sending a great deal of our baby gear (especially blankets) to Christchurch following the earthquake.

Sooo....One thing I am inviting friends, family and followers to do is knit or crochet a wee peggy square for baby's blanket. It can be in any style as long as it fits the dimensions (11.5cm x11.5cm in 8ply (DK) wool). I think it would be absolutely special to have a blanket contributed to by friends and family - and names can be sewn onto the squares for an even more personal touch.

Wool is Crucci 8 Ply DK Machine Wash 100% pure wool - Shades: 59 (green), 71 (burgundy), 73 (blue) or 75 (orange) - any one of those colours would be appreciated. The pattern suggests size 5 needles (cast on 20 and knit until it's 11.5cm long), but if you'd like to share a square, then any size needle/cast on that gets the right tension is just perfect.

Let me know if you're keen to knit up a square (Miss K has started on her own garter stitch one) or just your thoughts/experiences and growing baby number 3 (and all the chaos I can expect), I'd love to hear from you!