Tuesday, 16 December 2014

The strangest things happen on the London Underground!




I bought a bag of knitting needles and crochet hooks the other day and this item was in the bag.
What is it? is it to do with knitting? I have no idea.
Its about 8" long. Made of metal and doesn't open up.

I'm sure someone out there must know what it is.

Sunday, 14 December 2014


I've put the calico onto a tapestry frame for ease of working and added a few more bits since last picture.

 Holly leaves edged with glitter yarn in reverse dc.

These leaves I have wired to give them a better shape and added a couple of pearls, sorry I just have to add pearls to most things, they just add something.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014


Yesterday I found this in a charity shop for just 50p.
I didn't know what it was but it looked interesting.

On reading the bits of torn out magazine that came with it, it turns out to be a weaving implement.

Lengths of string are tied to each end of the white sticks and fabric or wool is woven aroung the sticks.  You then move the woven fabric down onto the string and continue with more weaving until you have the length you desire.
They are then sewn together making a rug or bag etc, what ever your mind goes with.

I've never seen one of these before and research online doesn't throw anything up.
Has anyone out there used one of these?

Monday, 8 December 2014


As well as the ongoing patchwork heart, I have started a crochet scrumble heart with a set in mind of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, this being the Winter one.

The Heart is quite large, 17" x 16" and I plan to make it into a wall hanging.

I'm particularly pleased with these leaves that I have edges with a  crocodile stitch in silver yarn.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014


2 or 3 weeks ago I blogged about the house next door that is being literally ripped to pieces.
As you can imagine the cats are greatly affected by this as the garden of this house was like a jungle and their hunting ground
The new owner is 'renovating' it and the back garden that once held a large garage did look like this after the garage was dismantled and the mattresses etc had been removed.

It now looks like the following picture.

The consequence of this is that 20 tiny paws gather lots of brown mud and bring it indoors with them, particularly when it rains, and its raining a lot lately.
Having had a cream carpet laid recently in the lounge, I now have old duvet's and odd covers all over the house in an attempt to stop the paw prints.


And on making a teeny complaint, I was told to keep the cats in !!
I realise its not his fault but I do hope this isn't going on for too long......