Skein Passion

Luscious 'fioro' hand died merino-silk yarn skeins from The Yarn Bowl in the shades sepia rose, abalone and plum purple As Valentines day approaches sprinklings of pink hearts and cutesy romance sayings start popping up all over the place. Yarn sales are overflowing with red and pink colourways and patterns are dotted with love knots.  But I want to talk about Passion. That deep intense desire you experience when you touch that divine squishy yarn skein, you know the one I'm talking about, that skein that makes your heart sing. It's a magic colour, squishing it is like touching a cloud with the lustre of angels. The yarn of your dreams. Where were you when you had that experience the first time? In a specialty yarn store looking at the silk-alpaca blends? I'm willing to bet it wasn't, more likely it was at the discount store passing the bargain aisle and this little ball of fluff caught your eye and you sighed and squished it and wished you had the skill to turn

Vintage Crochet Motif

Crochet Baby Blanket from Vintage Pattern
Last Monday we took a look at my neighbours unfinished baby blanket

It's completed now, with a sweet little border added to give it that finishing touch. I've got the original pattern to share with you too. My neighbour was thrilled to have this blanket all complete just when her grand-niece is 2 months old. The timing could not have been more perfect.

Crochet Baby Blanket Edging

Unfortunately there is no date on the crochet pattern, however the other patterns she had stored with it were dated to 1976 and looking at the magazine photo's I suspect the pattern for this project is from around the same time. It's almost as old as I am!

1970's Crochet Motif

There was nothing to indicate which magazine this pattern came from either.

1970's Crochet motif with project patterns

There were instructions for making the stitches, making the motif, as well as more projects to create using the motif; a bedjacket, a baby's matinee jacket and bonnet.

1970's Crochet motif pattern
M = main colour - C = contrast colour

I removed the sheet of paper from the scrapbook to see what was on the back hoping to find a date, there was another crochet pattern for a scarf and the start of yet another for a baby's outfit.

This baby blanket is as old as the pattern it's made from, started in the 1970's it's finally been completed