Thanks to Dr W who sent me this by email yesterday. Emojis always annoy me as there are no craft related icons except for a pair of scissors, ✂️, so this selection will have to do. I can assure you I rarely leave a wool shop looking like this 😇 I’m just finishing off […]
Being an urban hen keeper I’m always on the look out for hen related items of cuteness. On my Pinterest Pin Cushion board there was a pattern to make a hen pin cushion. It was easy enough to follow the instructions and for once it actually turned out well. Except it is much too cute […]
My mother recently had her Frister Rossmann sewing machine refurbished and kindly gave it to me. (Bought in 1978. I remember because the treadle Singer sewing machine became mine!) Now that I have worked out how to get it to sew in a straight line (you may recall the bunting made entirely in zig zag […]
Please check out today’s angillcards blog for a short reflection (or should that be rant) about the joys of Pinterest. This blog post is part of the Blogging 101 course run by the Daily Post on WordPress.
I’ve finished another couple of baby blankets in granny square pattern so fancied a new challenge. A Friday evening browse on the Wool Warehouse website has today brought a large box of hoooked zpagetti cotton yarn. This yarn is made from cotton off cuts in garment factories and my plan is to make a rug […]
Time to move on from squares and have a go at stars. Using the pattern from my 500 crochet blocks book my first mistake was to use Aran wool. My plan was to make an Aran rug made up of star blocks which I saw on Pinterest. Second mistake. Pinterest projects generally don’t turn out […]
The yellow baby rug I started last week is now finished. Two balls of Wonder Yarn were used. It isn’t the biggest rug but would be good for a car seat or in the buggy. In these dark and stormy winter says it is like a ray of sunshine. I am a little disappointed with […]
Now that I have made several square based items I am very keen to move on and try more stitches and patterns. After all, as a knitter you don’t just make scarves, you learn hats and gloves and jumpers etc. I bought some variegated wool in warm rainbow colours which reminded me of stained glass, […]