I didn't remember quite as much as I thought I would, and after pulling out my progress on a baby blanket 3 times I decided I needed to start with a couple of refresher projects. My mom lives too far away to call for help, so I did what we moms of today do -- I went to the internet. A search of 'beginnner crochet patterns' turned up a couple of scarves with the basic stitches. The girls and I headed to Walmart for some yarn and I set to work. I have to admit, they came together much too quickly for me. So back to the internet for a search of 'crochet flower patterns' to add a bit of embellishment. And here are Delaney and Jillian's newest accessories:
And then I began the baby blanket project again -- and am 16 rows in without needing to pull out any mistakes! I hope I haven't spoiled the surprise for my expectant friend (but I don't think she reads this anyway). Maybe I'll even get that sewing machine off the top storage shelf in the basement. If I start now, I might just be able to get a costume completed in time for Halloween!