old and new

some twenty-four years ago my mum crocheted this pair of pink and green overalls for her second baby, still ripening in the womb. he would be my older brother, the one born before me.and with the exact same pattern I find myself crocheting a pair of overalls for my baby, my first - in cream, red and minty green. there is something lovely about the thought of our little one rolling around in my brother's old pair of overalls, and a new pair made especially.
then a month or two back a very dear friend sent over some rainbow pastel crepe wool; leftover balls from the knitted garment she made for one her babies more than 30 years ago. I had just enough to crochet a little cropped jacket and a pair of thick booties. Then using some new wool - actually the same cream and minty green from the overalls - I crocheted a wee elfin hat. It seems to match the jacket and booties perfectly.
oh I do love the growing collection of old and new wooly things that this babe will wear