I was looking through my stash of wool and discovered I had a perfect combination of rich purple and a sparkly purple wool! An obvious match for my attempt at crocheting a bobble hat for myself.
I've made loads of hats for babies ad children but struggled to find a good pattern that was free and easy to follow so that I could make something for myself for a change!
Then I found OneDogWoof whilst trawling the internet!
Chiwei has written the perfect pattern, it's easy to follow, simple to do and the result is fab!
As for my pom pom, Kirstie Allsop inspired me to buy some pom pom makers and they're sooo good! Gone are the days of cardboard circles, dont worry I'm not dismissing the good old traditional method, but these new gadgets are brilliant! No more forcing messy balls of wool through a tiny hole over and over! Making pom poms has never been so easy not to mention quick!
How gorgeous is this! Thank you OneDogWoof for sharing!
I recently detected an indiscreet hint of desperation in a message from The Good News Girl and read on to see this...
I was the 'someone else' ^ and it was the perfect opportunity to fill my tv time while I was waiting for materials.
I've crocheted childrens hats in the past so a hat for an adut was sure to be the same right?... Wrong! it was frustrating to say the least and I may have had to pull a few rows out (whilst weeping) and do them again! Fortunately, the fact that it was for a good cause kept me sane when I was trying to force my crochet hook into tight slip stitches and cursing through gritted teeth!
I like a good cause and the Cumbria Community Foundation works wonders! I think we can take it for granted sometimes that we have warmth and clothes whilst others would be grateful for a woolly hat to keep them warm.
So here it is, my handmade woolly hat (and me comically modelling it!) a special hat for someone out there who will be totally thankful 😀
While I'm writing this post I've realised my friends request said that she needed the help for 2017! Obviously my manic Christmas crocheting along with charity crocheting caused me to plough right in and crochet like the clappers! Well at least it's done and you never know, maybe now there'll be time for more charity crocheting in 2017!
Have a look at the Cumbria Community Foundation and read about their amazing work!
New mums in Kenya don't!
My beginner crocheting has resulted in my second charitable installment 😀 following the baby hats, I've made wash cloths. (aka squares!)
An FGM charity was organised by my local hospital and the new mums don't have anything, so because I'm not a professional knitter yet, I've made the wash cloths. Something which most of us wouldn't think twice about. A flannel is a flannel. But these ladies have no baby clothes, no towels, nothing.
Imagine not having that collection of tiny baby clothes growing as your unborn baby grows. I loved looking through my neutral collection, holding the vests against my bump and imagining those little arms and legs poking through the holes. Imagine not having a soft cloth to wash your little bundle of joy, that's where my basic crochet comes in. Wash cloths all ready to package up and Send to Kenya!
Click here for Beyond FGM
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