Yarn Crush Giveaway

Todays the day we get to see what’s inside.

In a couple of hours I will be streaming live in to the Pippin Crochet Club and revealing what’s inside this months Yarn Crush Box. Tune in and listen out for my code to be in with a chance to win the entire contents of the box. 9am (eastern time) but don’t worry, You can always catch it later 😊


For more information about Yarn Crush Subscription Boxes check them out here


Complete the form to enter the live giveaway (ends May 4th) Must be a member of the PIPPIN CROCHET CLUB


Bring back the baby shawl!

With the news of the royal birth has got me thinking about baby traditions.

Being the youngest of 5 siblings I have many many many nieces and nephews. One thing you could grantee was as soon as the  news broke that a baby was on the way, my mother would dig out her finest patterns and needles…. and a Baby shawl was in the making.

The shawl would be gifted upon arrival of the bundle of joy . Baby would be wrapped in the shawl for its 1st trip home and used as a receiving blanket for the many visitors that would sure to come knocking on the door.

The same shawl would be used for the baby’s christening/blessing. It would then be packed away in a special box ready to be brought out when baby was grown and used as a wedding shawl, if baby was a boy then it would be gifted to his wife to be. Thus becoming a heirloom piece.

I have noticed over the years this tradition is fading out, Why! I always remember it as a special moment.. the gifting… the coming home.. the baby tightly wrapped in this cocoon of white lace,  it was a sweet treasured moment.

So keep the tradition alive, and the next time you hear of baby news consider a baby shawl over a baby blanket.

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