I've been working on some baby gifts. We have some friends that are expecting and I love any excuse to make sweet baby stuff. I've been wanting to try my hand at crocheting some trim on a receiving blanket, so my friend Mary, crocheter extraordinaire, came over and between my sewing skills and her crocheting skills we each got started. Each blanket is just a yard of flannel, pre-washed and then hemmed. I love these tiny Swiss dots. After you put the hem in, you simply go around the edge of the blanket poking and crocheting. This trim is just a simple single crochet done three times in each poke. (I'm sure there is a more official term...but I'm just a beginner crocheter). Mary called it a shell stitch...I think. I used cotton crochet thread (the label read size 10) and a size 8 steel crochet hook. I've finished the pink blanket and I'm working on the green. The flannel is so soft and the trim adds just enough extra to make the blanket special. I'll be doing more of these. I'll take the green one with me today to finish in the van.
So, baby - We're outta here! We're heading south for a basketball trip. We'll be going to Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. The varsity basketball team that Maggie plays on and that John helps to coach, the Warriors, is playing in the HSPN tournament. 12 girls...4 nights....lots of memories I'm sure. I've got my knitting packed. I'll be back sometime next week. Have a great one!