Monday, 25 January 2016

A pile of crochet coasters

There may be some photographs of a rather festive mug included. Just warning in case my delayed catch-up of festive makes upsets your idea of seasonally appropriate makes. Again, I could have got away with it's winter so am embracing the hygge feel...if it wasn't for the Father Christmas mug. Oh well. I should also mention that this isn't the last of the festive catch-ups - more to come and there may even be a twinkling Christmas tree in the background. Sorry.

So today, a pile of crochet coasters
 I looked on Ravelry and then cobbled together my own pattern for these circular coasters to fit with the wool I wanted to use. I know I started off with a magic circle and proceeded to crochet rounds of single crochet with some increases but as to exact numbers I no longer have any idea. And that I used a smaller hook than that suggested for the wool to make nicely dense coasters. If you want to crochet your own pile of coasters I recommend finding a good Ravelry pattern! Maybe one day I will actually make some notes as I go along. But it was Christmas, presents to be made, panforte to munch with mugs of coffee...

And the wool - Cascade 220 in harvest, Atlantic and navy
Hope you are enjoying lots of steaming mugs on your wooly coasters, Linda and Ems!

Monday, 18 January 2016

A rather belated Happy 2016

Oh my. Such a long time. My camera died on Christmas Eve and as I couldn't imagine anyone wanting to read my waffle without some pretty photographs of makes, I have been rather quiet here. And no photographs of Christmas for us this year which I am sad about. Oh well, luckily a new camera has arrived though I am yet to understand it. And have no idea how to get the photographs from it to here, so until I have got it out of its box properly I shall show some makes from well before the festive season (Linda, I need you!) Which I have just realised I could have shown during the weeks of silence. Oh well.

I worry that it is already indecent to be showing festive makes but if we can ignore the images of tinsel and red glad gentlemen popping up here this week, and instead focus on the seasonal evergreen tree and other wintery things, that would be great. It really is quite cold and wintery here. Though no snow. Boo
 A festive skirt for P's friend Molly... Knowing Molly's liking of bright skirts I tried to chose festive fabric that she would like to wear while I would still be happy to say why yes, I did make that! So from Frumble I selected some Michael Miller fabric called Trim the Trees Evergreen and a gorgeous dotty fabric - Springs Creative's Christmas Basic Dot
More Christmas makes in the next few days...