Do you know Babbacombe in Devon?
Well I have family there. Although I am a Somerset girl mother came from Devon so I spent a lot of time in Devon during the school holidays. My Gran lived in Brixham so there were times I visited Brixham with my Mother.Later on my mother returned to live in Brixham and Paignton. At one time I even worked in Paignton.
It is a beautiful part of the English countryside. The national park of Dartmoor is wonderful the times I've been there and the cream teas......unbelievably marvellous!
Badger's Holt is the place to go to on Dartmoor for cream tea(clotted cream and scones)....scones made the old way!!!
As I said I still have family there, my niece to be exact and now she is expecting her second child;a little boy! An Autumn baby!
When she was expecting her first child I made and sent her this.
I have made the following for her second baby and I must say I enjoyed making it much more than the first baby blanket I made for her.
I used Katia Planet Aran
and a size 5.00 hook.
I think I should mention that it was mostly my own creation except for the edging. I used a V stitch throughout except for that edging.
That edging caught my eye straight away! I was determined to use it as soon as I saw it on b.hookedcrochet's blog. It is called a wave edging and there is a free pattern for the whole afghan (not like mine I just used the edging stitch); a written pattern and an easy video clip tutorial on that page.
As there was yarn left over I made these dinky shoes for baby too. I loved making these shoes and I think I shall make up another pair in blue. I got the pattern from WoolyWonders. She gives you an extremely easy and clear video tutorial to watch.
The pom poms were my idea ! :-)
Hope you are having a great weekend