Abstract The beautiful pictures of the little girl in the crochet hats had been circulating on Facebook for a few months. The avid crocheter that I am decided to try and make one after being challenged by a friend. However on further inspection the patterns or you tube help available are in Russian! This… Read More A scientific study of the Russian Spiral Crochet hat (and The Movie)
So a few days ago I held my first workshop teaching 2 lovely ladies how to crochet. These were officially named my guinea pigs! So they were asked to come to my freshly tidied and hoovered house at 9.30am. Told to bring themselves and that was all that was needed. I’d made cakes the day before… Read More A Workshop – Time to learn crochet?
I have a lot of left overs of Super chunky (Super bulky yarn) from making hats and ponchos and basically lots of wintery things. There is too much to throw away, but not enough to really do anything with it…. or so I thought! The Super Chunky Granny Square bag was born! US Terms Ch… Read More Super Chunky Granny Square Bag
I was emailing chatting to my new penpal in Australia, Louise from Red Haired Amazona, about flowers. She mentioned about a wavy flower, and while I love crocheting roses – I made a good few in the last couple of weeks so thought I’d try something new! I remember making a wavy flower by accident… Read More A Purple Wavy Flower
My little girl and I have been poorly all week, no work or school for us, but a bonus was that I was told to rest…… so what better way to rest than to crochet! My daughter had seen the mermaid tail blankets and expressed a liking to them “Mummy, I want one of those!”… Read More A Mermaid Tail
So if you’ve been following my blog you’ve seen some of my trials with the Russian Hat – and then my eureka moment yesterday. I’m very lucky to have shared this journey with Louise – on the other side of the world in Melbourne! The post yesterday showed an unfinished hat – modelled by a… Read More The Russian Crocheted Panama Hat (in English!)
It seems all I’m doing lately is playing around with hats and brims, but I’m so excited to share with you this version of the brim (and it looks exactly like the ones in those photos!). So excited in fact I couldn’t wait for my model to get back from school – so here it… Read More I think I’ve cracked it – that hat and the brim! (Russian Cloche/ Panama)
It seems all I’ve been doing lately is playing with lovely mercerised cotton – specifically the Yarnart Begona – which I have to say is amazing to work with! After that hat, and then the other hat, I decided to play with the brim yet again. In the original wonderful pictures of the hats, and… Read More Yet another hat……
A couple of weeks ago I made ‘that hat’ – you know the one, the wonderful facebook pictures of the little girl wearing wondering summer hats, very intricate and covered in beautiful flowers and beads. You can see how I did it here with the help of Louise’s post. Then I decided to try the other one,… Read More The 'Other Hat'
This week has flown by, I remember sitting here at this silly hour of the morning sharing my sunrises lat week while the house slept…. and here I am again! Monty and Luna (who I still need to introduce) have been walked, and I’m sat in my (what is turning in usual) Saturday morning spot… Read More Spring, a cheeky chook and sneaky peak and the 'Other hat'