It was like learning a foreign language - all of a sudden that confusing babble crystallised into something real, something understandable.
I got a pattern for a simple baby jacket from one of the ladies at work, splurged on my first skein of quality yarn (no Big W acrylic for this project!) and set to work on a very special gift for my sister's baby, due in September.
And while I was farting around taking photos of my handiwork, how could I ignore my number one baby who was quite enjoying that late afternoon sun?
For this jacket I used 3 skeins of Spud & Chloe Sweater 12ply in Turtle, and a 5mm hook. The stitch is a half double crochet. The edging is a double crochet using some leftover 8ply white yarn I had in my stash. The pattern is from an old Cleckheaton knitting and crochet book.