The gorgeous Birdie Mobile I made from Linda Permann's Little Crochet book.

I actually made it for my brother's new baby ages ago and then it was left hanging in our upstairs hall for ages waiting to be delivered.

I love this pattern.  The birds are easy to make and stuff and then the construction of the mobile is genius as it is all crocheted and linked together to form one piece, very simple and not at all as difficult as I thought it was going to be.

The yarn I used is Sirdar Supersoft Aran.

I searched for ages for worsted weight yarn but that type of wool doesn't seem to be so common in the UK and you do need the thickness of the yarn to hide the white colour of the stuffing inside the birds.

So May is over, the month of essay writing is behind me and I have now already got my crochet groove back on.  I spent the weekend puzzling over my Springtime Throw, trying to figure out how many more square I'm going to need to make.

I've made 210 so far and I think I need to make 90 more (am suitably glum too!) so that my blanket can be 15 x 20 squares in size.

This is a big reduction on the size in the Nicki Trench pattern but I've decided that this blanket will be perfect for a new baby and come September time we are going to need it!

I hope you all had a lovely Jubilee weekend and had some time to get your crochet groove on too.