I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I was toying with the idea of seeing if it was possible to make a hexa-hexaflexagon. (Even if you haven’t met these before I expect you can guess that this is a six sided version of my Hexy Flex (tri-hexaflexagon). Well in the meantime, having got far… Read More Well it almost worked!
I first met hexaflexagons in “Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions” by Martin Gardiner. First published in 1959 though my copy comes from 1975. The shapes were discovered by British mathematician Arthur H. Stone in 1939 when playing with strips of paper he had cut off the US sized paper to fit it into his UK shaped… Read More More about Hexaflexagons
Recently I wanted to make a birthday card for a 50th birthday and as I was still thinking ‘Flexy’ I decided to create a crochet Hexaflexagon to add to the card. Because the idea is to remove the hexaflexagon and play with it, I printed a photo of it underneath. The high cost of ink… Read More More Flexy Fun
You can find the pattern on Ravelry here – https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hexatetraflex This pattern is a sort of companion piece to my Flexacube. I call it a Hexatetraflex because like the Flexacube it flexes and consist of six (hexa) tetrahedrons in a ring. Here is a closer view of one side and what you would see when… Read More That other Pattern Published
Well actually, I thing String of Pearls is only a succulent but it alliterated! Recently I crocheted another three succulents from this book. They are all ones I have made before but I wanted a present for someone and I thought these three would work well together. They are “Cardon Grande”, “Old Lady Cactus” and… Read More A Cluster of Cacti
Since changing my sitting room decoration from Winter to Spring. I was missing the snowflake bunting across the fireplace. So I decided I ought to finish off the seaside summer bunting. You may remember that, when I was making the coasters for Eleonora of Coastal Crochet’s Coasters CAL, that I said that I had thought of… Read More Summer Bunting
With nothing more to do for the blanket for a few days, I settled down for a first attempt at devising a new bookmark pattern. I decided to try the Josephine knot, even though it looked a bit trickier than the other design. Unlike my earlier bookmark, mathematics was of limited use, but after a… Read More How’s the bookmark getting on?
I have always enjoyed the planning of a project even more than it’s realisation. This is possibly because my brain works better than my hands and I have often planned various creative projects that have never been taken any further. Recently my mind has been totally occupied with planning the blanket for my granddaughter and… Read More I feel a new Bookmark Pattern coming on!
Just a quick post this week. Still working on blanket but I had a daughter with a birthday and decided a cactus in a pot would be a good idea to send. Decided a plastic pot with a crochet cover would be best to put in the post. I looked on the internet for a… Read More Another Potted Plant
I often make some things as presents and this year was no different. I showed you two of them, before I had bought the posts. But here are all three presents in the pots I bought. All come from this book. and here are some closer views. The Notocactus. The Devil’s Tongue and a combination… Read More Presents I can now show you