This last month: I showed you how far I had got with the Tunisian crochet coat for my daughter but I also told you how it had seemed to increase various pains in my joints and how I was hoping that exercise would help overcome them. After getting that far with the coat, I cut… Read More Monthly Montage – September
A recent post by Sandra of Wild Daffodil – https://daffodilwild.wordpress.com/2021/09/23/ethical-socks/ looking for socks with ethical credentials started me thinking about how such considerations affect people who knit or crochet. I may have had a few issues with Stylecraft Special DK 100% acrylic yarn from time to time but I find myself returning to it again… Read More Ethical and environmental considerations for knitters and crochetters
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 have now completed enough of the coat to feel it is worth sharing. Here is a photograph of the main body of the coat. As you can see, i have joined the side seams as much as is needed and inserted the first of the panels. I haven’t sewn in any ends and will… Read More The Tunisian crochet coat
In the end not a lot of posts this past month. I suppose I was busy thinking about a special birthday and working on my latest pattern and then creating an ebook for all of my different flexy creations. I did start the month with something about the free flowers I was given and my… Read More Monthly Montage – August
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
In July, apart from my normal monthly Montage post, I had three posts about cooking, three posts about crobhet and two posts about my apple tree. Crochet first. I published my latest pattern for a thing that I call a Hexatetraflex. I had made the standard version and a slightly more ambitious version that gave… Read More Monthly Montage – July
Due to the British Grand Prix being on this weekend I am putting this post together on Monday instead of over the weekend so some of the photographs especially those at the end were created rather quickly (not tutorial standard) but I think they give the idea. Thank you for putting up with my rant… Read More Getting There!
I told you a few weeks ago that I had agreed to make my daughter a coat. Now I really like Regina’s patterns and this one was in Tunisian simple stitch that I thought I could manage. As I showed you I managed to get into the groove with DK yarn. Now I had had… Read More Why did I agree to this?