Giraffe watching and hooking.

Along with thousands around the world, I am slightly addicted to watching and waiting for April the giraffe to have her baby. This event is being streamed live via YouTube . While I am keeping a close eye on the mamma-to-be, I am also taking time to make a new project which I have named ‘April’ in honour of the one and only mentioned above.

Pinterest has came in handy again, as well as eBay for the supplies for this project. I am following a pattern which I pinned a few weeks ago in anticipation of my yarn arriving from China. You can find the pattern here.

What I love about this project is that I am constantly learning new stitches and finding that I am quite clever for someone who has only been hooking for less than a year!


As I mentioned, I got my yarn supplies from eBay. The are imported from China and take a while to get to me in Australia but well worth the wait! At $1 for a 25g ball of soft Bamboo and free postage, I will take a 2-3 week wait for delivery! My first order arrived about 2 weeks ago. I ordered 32 balls in some fantastic colours. I have since ordered 32 more in different colours and they should hopefully arrive in the coming days.

I made the foundation chain following the instructions and had to undo the first row after that as I was a silly nong and didn’t turn my chain, so I was working in a backwards way and missed quite a few stitches. I corrected my mistakes, and now I am flying through. I say flying, but really I am up to row 32 of 177! I still have a long way to go.

My granny square project I was working on has been gifted to a friend who is having a baby in August. I loved handing over my very first completed blanket project and she has since sent me a photo of it sitting on the back of her rocking chair in the nursery.

This is how far I made it before I had to start again!
Second attempt, complete with stitch markers so I know exactly where I need to be.
I made it past the first stopping point. The spaced out bobble stitches were time consuming so I was a little annoyed when I had to undo the first lot I done.
Added the Granny rows and the Waves next.
The struggle is real my friends! So close, but yet so far.
Awesome colours right?
32 rows down…

Stay tuned for progress reports as I work my way through this project.


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