We've had a few friends celebrate special occasions recently so a little bit of crafting had been order. A colleague of dh's has bought her first home so I used up some more of the inherited stash to make her a blanket for her new home. I managed to get hold of some red yarn of the same type (Sirdar Big Softie Super Chunky) to give it a border stripe and a shell edging. Hopefully it will be given to her tomorrow. I made the main part of it in treble crochet and the edge in double crochet. Sadly there are quite a lot of poorly executed joins when I changed balls of yarn - oh well.
Someone else facing a big occasion is a young friend of ours who is moving to Frankfurt, Germany to be an au-pair. Her parents have recently set up a church in Dover called The Lighthouse Church so I thought this cross stitch bookmark would be appropriate for her - nice and lightweight to take with her as well. I think I might leave the weather vane off the top, but haven't quite decided yet.
Bothering to sort out and label the threads before I started has made it much easier to make progress, although I hate doing this kind of thing at the beginning when I just want to get on with the project.