I have been working on the top for my daughter. Here are some steps along the way. First of all I worked the circular part around the armhole. Here you can see another view to show the pattern better. After working part 2, that was similar but was more of a strip worked back and… Read More Top progressing!
Last summer my daughter was helping at a Summer festival that she goes to called ‘Joust’ and she sent me an email with a copy of a photograph she had taken of a lady in a crochet top she had admired because “I thought you’d like to see it.” Always on the look out for… Read More Something for my Daughter
My daughter suggested that her husband would appreciate a new hat as long as it was really soft! So of course I had to feel the wool before I bought it. I discovered some wool that sounded suitable in a shop called Closs and Hamblin in Winchester. I didn’t realise but they do have other stores.… Read More And Finally! A Soft Hat and Cowl
Now I can share with you some of the presents I made for Christmas this year. Lets start with the food. My eldest loves ginger and I have made her so many coasters and hats and scarves that I couldn’t think of anything fibrous to give her. So I made gingerbread. The biscuit, ‘gingerbread men’,… Read More Food and Fun!
I made my daughter a set of Celtic Coasters as I wasn’t sure what to make to give her for her birthday and I had a vague memory of promising her some of these coasters in the past. I had intended to make either four or six but when I decided to use all seven… Read More A birthday present!
Over the last few weeks I have been working on a dinosaur for my grandson. First of course I had to look for a pattern. I discovered that there are very few books for knitted or crochet dinosaurs; in fact I only found one of each and reviews on Amazon suggested issues. The dinosaurs pictured… Read More A dinosaur for my grandson
I met up with my eldest and family and had a couple of meals and had fun in an Escape Room. Although this is not my photograph and therefore I do not own the copyright I am sure the Escape Plan guy won’t mind as this can be considered an advert. He was keen on… Read More What was I doing on Saturday?
This year I made two Christmas presents one of which was a womble. When my eldest was young the Wombles were on children’s television and my daughter’s favourite womble was Orinoco. She had a cuddly Orinoco which she loved and so when I was offered a knitting pattern to make a womble that was clearly… Read More A very Welcome Womble
As music is something one hears rather than sees I wasn’t sure at first what to do here but in the end I decided on this. These are a tape and CDs that my son has made for me over the years of him playing the piano. I am very proud of my son because,… Read More Photo Challenge – Music
Maybe I am taking the easy way out ( I still seem so busy and tired!) but here is my offering for ‘above’. It is the cake I made for son on his recent 41st birthday. For those who might be interested it is a coffee and walnut cake with chocolate butter icing decorated with… Read More Photo Challenge – Above