Wednesday, 1 June 2016


May was a month of celebration for us.  The first was a new baby in the family, a little girl born on May 10th.  Mother and baby are doing well, baby is beautiful and my sister is over the moon at being a granny for the first time.  Obviously I set about making a baby blanket, simple white bobbles with a pink edge. 

It's a smaller version of the chunky bobble blanket I made a few weeks ago.  

This time I started with a chain of 94 and used Patons merino extrafine DK - 7 balls in white (101) and 1 ball in tea rose (136).  The pattern for the bobble sequence and edging can be found here.

The other reason to celebrate was our 25th wedding anniversary.  This came as a bit of a shock: (a) it doesn't seem like we've been married 25 years and (b) I always thought that celebrating silver wedding anniversaries was something that old people did.  We're going on a little holiday to mark the occasion, we just haven't decided where yet - Italy is the favourite as we spent our honeymoon in Venice.

Hope all is well out there ...

Jane x


  1. A holiday in Italy sounds a perfect way to celebrate 25 years.
    Congrats on the new baby, as a new granny myself I completely understand how your sister feels...its wonderful!
    V x

  2. Congratulations to you all! Beautiful blanket :)
    Zoe | floral and feather

  3. Congratulations! Italy is always a good place to visit. x

  4. Congratulations for all your good news. A new baby in the family and wedding anniversary xx

  5. Happy Anniversary! Lots to celebrate, and a holiday somewhere nice to look forward to as well. The blanket is really beautiful, so classic and just a perfect pattern for a baby blanket. x

  6. Happy Anniversary. I know exactly what you mean about Silver wedding anniversaries - we're celebrating 24 years this year, how on earth did that happen? Beautiful baby blanket too. (If I'm completely honest I taught myself to crochet 18 months ago so I can make baby things when the time comes!)

  7. Happy Anniversary! Italy is a wonderful place to celebrate! How lovely that you have a new baby in the family....your blanket is gorgeous, the perfect gift to treasure.
    Happy weekend.
    Helen xox