We have a little secret in this house... my hubby Trev is pretty crafty too. He loves Aussie Rules Football, cricket, going to the gym, he works in a very male dominated career, and he crochets!
The story goes that when he was a kid, he went to a tiny country primary school that had only eighteen students. Arts and crafts were taught by local parents who volunteered their time. He was a smart mouthed little boy, and when choosing his art and craft subject from a list, he chose crocheting last after chocolate making, basket weaving and egg decorating (it was the 80s!). He claims the teacher 'hated him' and placed him in the crochet group as punishment. To get back at his teacher, he resolved to get REALLY good at it.
So for many years, he made beautiful blankets for family and friends. He gave it up when he got to high school, but in the last year he has picked it up again, and he finds it relaxing to crochet while sitting in front of the TV.
One of his colleagues has just gone on maternity leave, and he made this for her and the baby girl she is expecting.
If you hang out with me on Facebook you will have seen me moaning about stitching on the sating binding on this blanket. It came out OK in the end I think!
Really should have ironed that fabric in the background :) No styling points for me on this post! I was hurrying to take the pictures before I gift wrapped the blanket!
Here is another blanket Trev made my sister Kirsten for Christmas last year. It is made in Geelong Football Club colours and is huge - about single bed size. It took him about six months to make.
So I guess my husband's secret is out! But he did give me permission to write this post - he is confident that none of his colleagues read my blog!
Linking to Creative Spaces today.