Acccessories

Fun With Pompoms.

I love pompoms. Did I ever tell you how much I loved pompoms? No?   The great thing about pompoms is they couldn’t be more simple. You can make them easily. You don’t need to be able to knit, crochet, or even sew – just wind some yarn around a piece of specifically shaped plastic …

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Graduated Stripe Buggy Blanket

Another new baby in the ‘hood….a boy.   Seems that there are lots of boys being born round here at the moment.  Means only one thing…. …yep, another blanket.   This time I had hardily any time to whip one up.  Wait…. I really shouldn’t say that – handmade items are NEVER ‘just whipped up’.  So a …

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Time to Make Warm Stuff

I can’t believe that within the space of a week the seasons  shifted from Summer to Autumn. That quickly. Two weeks last Thursday was hot, and I mean late 20s, but now it’s positively chilly. Ok,….it’s September, and all the signs have been there for a while – southbound geese, that familiar damp chill at the beginning …

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Baby Brights….Buggy Blanket

I’m hoping that those of you who have downloaded the pattern of the Buggy Blanket featured in my last post are enjoying making it as much as I did. In fact I enjoyed working with that particular stitch so much, I wanted to do another one straight away. It’s rather addictive, and it just so …

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Retro Baby….Buggy Blanket

I was recently very excited to hear that a couple of good friends of mine, old college pals, were expecting a baby. As well as being absolutely thrilled to bits for them, I’d been wanting an excuse to do a baby blanket. These are discerning friends… and certainly no slaves to fashion or fads. This …

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Little Werewolf

Halloween – it’s fast approaching. The shops are full of scary props and decorations and the kids (and grown-ups too perhaps?) are looking forward to dressing up. Here’s an idea for a a quick costume you can make using my Bear Hat no 2, some imagination and a little bit of help from Youtube.   …

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