Thursday, 9 March 2017

It's all in the bag...

 Since there is always a need for an extra bag or two I decide to experiment with crochet string bags in different yarn thicknesses. These fold up into your handbag and hold more than you think, although they do STRETCH quite a bit !!

The green bag is crocheted in Debbie Bliss Mia  wool/cotton mix and the multi-coloured bag is crocheted in a thick variegated double knitting acrylic weight yarn,

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Virus Shawl..

 Inspired by the square virus blanket I made in September I decided to make a shawl this time

It starts small..

And will grow as big as you want it too

It's still very much a work in progress but I was amused when I saw that the colours matched perfectly the book I was reading !

It is crocheted in Patons Fab Double knitting

Unfortunately, this particular yarn is now discontinued which is such a pity as the colours are stunning

Tuesday, 10 January 2017


Whilst perusing Facebook I came across some information about the use of Twiddlemuffs for people who suffer from dementia.

My mother has this awful disease so I decided to make one for her to try out and I'm pleased to say that she loves it and calls it her 'comforter'

It is knitted by using 2 strands of double knitting wool on size 10 needles

I followed a pattern I found online at The Yarn Loop

It's a free pattern and you can find it here

And I also made a spare...just in case

They are easy-peasy to make and bring such comfort.

Well worth having a go at making one