For the past week it has been too drizzly and overcast for me to photograph any of my recent crafting (and one will remain secret until Mother’s Day) so here’s a collection of crochet photos gathered from around me.
Going through my belongings while visiting my parents, I came across these Kewpies to realise that they wore crochet clothing. As a child, I don’t think I ever made the connection between the textures of their clothing and the crocheted blankets around the house. It seems there are even books with Kewpie patterns. While I remembered the doll in the second photo having curly yarn legs I also just realised that her entire visible body (there is a very small plastic doll inside with small arms and legs) is crochet. Unfortunately, my mom cannot remember the name of the woman who made these gifts for me. The day after photographing the pink doll, I came across a doll in a crochet dress at a thrift store and snapped a shot.
Here’s a peek at a blanket that matched an entire crochet outfit I had as a baby. It came with a loop-stitch cardigan, bonnet, and booties. I used the cardigan and bonnet on my Cabbage Patch Kids as a child and the booties held potpourri in my dresser drawers. The blanket had been tucked away with our other baby blankets and, I’m excited to report, is in fantastic condition. Here’s a shot of the blanket, but you’ll have to wait for Mother’s day to see the outfit!
Finally, my little sister – also a very crafty lady and the one who taught me to crochet the time it stuck – has started a blog to document her ventures in gardening, DIY and baking. Check her out at Young Wifey!