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
The last day of the month and time for the Monthly Montage! This last month the blanket I have made for my granddaughter took centre stage. I shared details of the planning and the pattern plus a look at the final blanket with its edging. For a bit of variety I added a recipe for… Read More Monthly Montage – May
While washing up the dishes what should I see out of the window? This was actually taken from upstairs as you get to see more from there. A double rainbow and even the main rainbow seemed to be double and have the colours repeating faintly below the main arc.
It is going to take a few weeks, I suspect, to finish the wide border around the African Flower Blanket, so in the meantime I am going to share some of the steps along the way. This week’s post is about the different choices that had to be made about design and colours. ***** … Read More African Flower Blanket: initial choices
Yes! it’s the Spiderdream top I made for myself all finished. In the end I used all but 5g of the 250g, 1000m cake of yarn. The one on the left – why take another photo! If anything, I preferred the feel of the Hobbii yarn over the Scheepjes Whirl (both cotton and acrylic mix).… Read More These spiders do a lot of dreaming!
I have mentioned this before in a couple of comments but I thought it deserved a post. As you can see it is about rainbows, or at least rainbow shaped designs, on trees. This is probably the Rainbow with the most professional look showing a doctor revealing himself to be superman. The rainbow contains the… Read More The Rainbow Trail
Having seen people posting about hanging rainbows in windows, I finally decided to make one myself. Of course in the bible, you find a rainbow at the end of the story of Noah and the ark, where it is a sign of hope for the future. Rainbows when seen are incredibly beautiful and both of… Read More Rainbow are Everywhere! This is mine.
I seem to have only one project on the go at a time at present. I would have liked to show you a finished item but rather than not post anything this week I have photographed what I have got. One of my “Crafty Coffee” friends is about to be a grandmother for the first… Read More This is how far I have got!
I have finally finished my rainbow socks and I thought I would share them with you. I like the way the colours of each sock compare. And here I am wearing them. or But at the moment I am not sure when to actually wear them as I know they will not look as good once they are washed,… Read More Rainbow socks! Yay!
I have finally decided what to make to get back to crafting – socks! I chose socks because apart from the toes and heels they are just so easy, perfect for ‘Crafty Coffee’ mornings, watching TV and totally not stressful or challenging. I don’t feel up to challenging! So what socks? Years ago when I… Read More My latest project.