Tag: crochet

Today Was A Burn Out

Well I gave my mum the twiddle muff today and she really liked it and it bought a little smile to her face.

She thought it would look good on her feet as they are always very cold, so on her foot it went and her little toes had the bobble wrapped around it lol.

So these were my aims today:

  • twiddle muff – great success, mum loved it and all of it’s bits and pieces, so that was well worth making and I enjoyed making it so much
  • grass – my jobs today were in the garden, mum’s gardener had health problems and he isn’t coming back so I cut the grass today using a flymo. It was a lovely bright sunny day today, a bit windy but that’s ok, I mowed the back lawn then used the strimmer on the edges all was going well. I started mowing the front lawn then all of a sudden the lawnmower caught fire OMG, there was thick smoke coming from it, so I quickly pulled the plug out and eventually it stopped smoking, we have to buy a new one now.

So apart from the burn out, I really enjoyed today it was lovely…

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Twiddle Muff Crochet Fun

I have started to crochet a twiddle muff, it is a hand warmer and is very good for people with Alzheimers, Dementia and other memory problems, they have all kinds of little items attached to them.

The twiddle muff is supposed to be a sensory stimulant and I think the colours probably help.

The muff will be double skinned, lovely and warm for their hands and it will have lots of things to play with and twiddle to keep their hands and minds busy.

Here it is so far, it is made using chunky yarn which is very soft and once I have crocheted it long enough, I will join the seam and pull the end through to make a tunnel.

I don’t know what’s wrong with this photo, I have tried everything but it wants to be upside down and I cannot change it

So far I made a couple of little bobbles, then did a row of pattern which turned out like little bobbles, then the next section (pink and orange) I crochet a flap with a couple of buttonholes on the edge.

I will be adding a few bits and pieces inside the flap, but I have to carry on crocheting until it measures 22″ so once I have pulled the end through, the whole thing should measure 6″ x 12″.

The strange thing is, I am totally making this up as I go and it is so good not having to follow a pattern. I will be giving this muff to my mum and see what she thinks of it, I’ll let you know…

Crochet Lovey Blanket

I am currently crocheting a lovey blanket and so far have made the head and I’m now working the ears.

My first intentions were to make a bear lovey blanket, but when I finished the head I changed my mind and decided to turn it into a doggy, I have this real cute image in my mind, hope it comes out like I want it to.

The Head

Here is the head, I started the cast on circle at the front of the nose then increased out to make the face and head, looks really weird at this plain stage.

The Ears

Here are the ears, I wanted them to be long and floppy compared to the size of the head.

I started at the bottom end of the ear and worked in a circle, when I reached the length I wanted I flattened the ear then sewed along the top, I like how they have turned out.

I will blog the next stage so you can see my little project coming together.

I do find crocheting so very relaxing that I am struggling to keep my eyes open, it is rotten weather outside hailstones and dark skies so I think I am going to get my own blanket, snuggle up and have a little afternoon nap lol…

Goals For May

Well I haven’t been crafting today, I thought I would just chat about all kinds, there surely is a lot going on in my mind right now…

Isn’t he magnificent

Stay Focused

Inspiration: My friend has just run the London Marathon, she only started running last year and when she crossed the finish line she didn’t look like she was out of breath, she looked like she could keep running, amazing, it has totally inspired me to think that if we really want to do something we can if we really stick with it.

Dentist: I have been seeing the dentist since last October with pain in my teeth. I keep having fillings and they just keep falling out, so at last I am going to have a cap tomorrow, first I have to get a cap then go back another time and get the final cap, hopefully I won’t get anymore trouble with my teeth as they are driving me mad, the pain feels like electricity going up through my gums.

Mum: I took my mum to the supermarket yesterday and her legs were really wobbly so she sat in a wheelchair which had the basket on the back for the shopping, it was a heavy bulky thing with dodgy wheels so when I pushed it forward it went either left or right, as a result, I can hardly move today, I ache all over, the joys of shopping.

May: I hope May will be a good month, we have a bank holiday this weekend so KJ will be off work on Monday, looking forward to that, if the weather is good, we will probably have a BBQ in the garden and grab a bit of vitamin D from the sun.

So my goals for the merry month of May are:

Crochet:

  1. crochet a bunny blankie
  2. crochet a white dress with pink edging
  3. crochet some new crochet stitches as swatches and do a Sunday wash
  4. crochet a little hat for baby Jayne (the doll)

Well there are four things, I am not good at getting my goals finished, but I will try hard to do these four, that’s only 1 per week, not a lot really, shouldn’t be too hard, wish me luck with that.

I will put a list of my goals in the right hand column then I will see them often and I will probably add a few more to the list.

Happy Days!