I was given two and a bit balls of Debbie Bliss Cotton Denim Aran AND the junior Knits book! Whooo!
I made a little crochet handbag for the daughter of the person who gave me the book. Whoops, forgot to take a photo before I posted it.
Then I had one ball left so I made a headband ear warmer thingy. I don't need one but I think they will be a great little project for my beginner crocheters in the new year. A sample is always useful and I wrote down the pattern as I went along. I made it during one entire episode of Strictly come dancing which my girls love.
Big Sis chose to make a project from the book. She was quite serious about it so in half term week we went to the wool shop. I completely stood back and watched a 7 year old choose a ball of yarn, it had to be her project completely for her to have any chance of completing it. Not my choice but here goes....
James C Brett Flutterby in pale blue. I was lucky really because there was a really nasty pink! She held it up to her face and then her sister's face and said, "I love it, it is sooooooo soft."
She is doing well but the 17 stitches sometimes turn into 16 so I either pick them up with a crochet hook or.... shhhh don't tell, I unravel it when she has gone to bed and knit it back to where she was. Don't judge me! This is her picture inspiration from the book.
Keep your ears warm folks. Now where are my pom pom makers....