• Chat

    February/March 2020

    I did start my February post at the normal time but then March got complicated and I lost the will to blog. I don’t want to get out of the habit so I am fighting the procrastination and getting something down February was wet and windy and I was champing at the bit to get into the garden (which has it’s own post). March was, well, we all know how March was. I’m at home most of the time anyway and but being told not to go out makes something I’m normally happy with an uncomfortable fit. On the plus side being stuck at home has meant I’ve been able…

  • Chat

    March 2019

    My month has been bookend by work on 2 pompom rugs for my daughter, but I have managed to squeeze in a couple of other projects as well as a few classes.

  • Crochet,  Tunisian crochet

    Tunisian Crochet – Simple Hat

    Size diameter 56 cm (23 inches) length 24 cm (9.5 inches) Requires 100gm ball Scheepjes Wanderlust 469 Berlin 5 mm hook Chain 91 Work 18 cm (7 inches) in simple stitch (approx 28 rows) Work 13 forward stitches, decrease 1 st, repeat 6 times, (84 sts) complete return row Work 12 forward stitches, decrease 1 st, repeat 6 times, (78 sts) complete return row Work 11 forward stitches, decrease 1 st, repeat 6 times, (72 sts) complete return row Work 10 forward stitches, decrease 1 st, repeat 6 times, (66 sts) complete return row Work 9 forward stitches, decrease 1 st, repeat 6 times, (60 sts) complete return row Work…

  • Crochet

    Child’s cat hat & wristwarmers

    After making the sparkly cat hat, wristwarmer & cowl set I decided to make  smaller version for my daughter to use up the last bits of yarn. They are somewhere in her bedroom which is why there is no picture.

  • Crochet

    Cat hat

    This was made for Christmas as a special request with matching Wristwarmers and CowlCowl. It was the forerunner for the selection of tea bag hats made for the Wool Haven classes and has only taken this long to be posted because I forgot to take pictures at the time.

  • Crochet

    Baby hat

    We were doing granny squares in the Wool Haven class today. I had explained how starting with a magic circle not only was great for ensuring all squares look even but was essential when making hats.

  • Crochet

    Tea bag hat variations

    Something which I found is quite easy but immensely adaptable is the tea bag hat, so I offer these patterns during weeks 2 & 3 of the classes at The Wool Haven.

  • Knitting

    Big damn hero hat

    I make these hats for friends, based on a certain scifi program (which was cancelled far too soon.) There’s a number of different patterns for it online, so in the end I looked at a few and made my own version. I’ve made these in both  wool (Lopi Lettlopi) and now – after a shrinking incident – acrylic (Deramore’s Studio) I’ve made it in a couple of sizes: Man’s :  25 inch / 64 cm diameter Woman’s : 21 inch / 52 cm diameter Materials 50 g yellow DK 50 g orange DK 50g red DK 6.5 mm double-pointed needles or circular needle Working with 2 threads throughout: Hat Cast…