Firstly, Congratulations to Sarah, Martin, Jenna and Morgan on the arrival of the new beautiful addition to the family; a baby girl. She is gorgeous and the birth story in pictures takes my breath away.
Seems rather mundane to now turn the topic to crochet; but that is what I've been doing today (along with laundry - still have 3 bags of the flipping stuff). Rye's room is very light and the curtains in there barely contrain the streaming light; so I've decided to crochet a blind for Rye's room. Some time ago I picked up a tunisian crochet needle - that is just an extra long one and this project seemed perfect for it.... one slight problem, I'd forgotten how much I HATE, LOATH and DETEST doing the tunisian stitch. Its laborious and with the extra long hook very very unweildly and just not fun to do, in my opinion, plus the fabric just curls over and its very annoying and slow to work up - and I can work pretty fast.
So the plan is to really go to town and have a play with different stitches and produce a motifed blind that I'll line the back with - not sure what yet - probably pick up a curtain from a charity shop and just cut it up to fit. It will be colourful and fun and really brighten Rye's rather plain room up.
I might have a go at crocheting the alphabet too for his room and sticking the crochet letters on carboard with a pictures taken from our environment to represent each letter. Oh, and I really do want to get on with making myself a motifed crochet bag to use when babywearing. I know I have the trolley but there are times when I'd prefer not to use it.
Oh, and did I mention Sarah's had the baby? :) She is a sweetiepie and I'm looking forward to reading many blog enteries about her and her sisters.