I wanted to make something to give my son-in-law as part of his birthday present. He belongs to CAMRA the real ale organisation, it’s one of his main hobbies, and I found a beer themed card, so I decided to make a crochet beermat.
I didn’t have any beer coloured cotton yarn but I went to John Lewis (other yarn suppiers are available!) and found this. for 99p.
I had white and grey already so I got out my new book to look for a suitable texture.
I found one called “Moss”, though it doesn’t suggest moss to me, but it gave an interesting texture that suggested the surface of some beer glasses and maybe bubbles so I thought it would do.
I made this.
The handle is a bit nominal because it is a beermat after all.
I threaded the end up the back of the handle from both end to make it a bit stiffer. Here is mat and card together. I hope he likes it.
And I have finally finished my latest pair of socks.
Being a little longer than I normally make them, they are lovely and warm.
And they match.
I like the anarchy of having socks that don’t match but when making socks with these clever yarns it is also nice to face up to the challenge of getting them to match. I am especially pleased with these.