Jane's Hooked on Crochet

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Sunday, January 02, 2005

Layette update & Christmas notes

The layette was finished in time for the baby shower in December. Sweater, bonnet, booties, mittens, and newborn socks. Gosh, those little socks are adorable. I think I might make a few pairs in neutral colors and have them on hand for little gifts.
What about making the little socks in red and white and hanging them on the Christmas tree!
Our tree ornaments are all hand made, a tradition I started when we got married 30 years ago. When our first daughter was born, I starting making her a new ornament each year, and kept that up with the second girl. Each gets a new ornament each Christmas with the idea that when they moved out on their own, they'd have enough ornaments for their own small tree. Fabric items include a heart with lace trim, angels, and fans. Needlepoint items include Santa face, ice cream cone and stocking with Santa. Some of the crocheted items on the tree are Santa hats, mittens & boots, Santa faces, ice skates crocheted onto paper clips, gift packages, and snowflakes. My favorite ornament was made by a friend and is a small knitted sweater, with the tiniest ball of yarn, and toothpicks for knitting needles! We had a fabric lace angel on the top, but she's looking a little ragged. I'm thinking of crocheting an angel, that will need blocked and won't stay nice looking when packed regularly for a year. Another fabric angel, possibly with a cotton dress that can be starched and pressed every year might be the best idea.


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