Monday, 26 December 2016

Crochet Basket

 I recently downloaded the LoveKnitting app to see what all the fuss was about.  Actually it's a really nice app which allows you to keep track of your knitting or crochet in a really well thought out way.  You can tell someone who knits and/or crochets was on the design team.  (the only problem being it forgets everything if you force close the app!)

Every week they give away a free pattern.  The Crochet Basket caught my eye and I decided I wanted to have a go.  The beauty of this pattern is that you can make it any colour your want and as tall as you want, and it's a really easy pattern to follow.
The other good bit was I could do the odd row here or there as I had time.  Repetition can be boring, but it can also be soothing.

I gave it to my Mum for Christmas and she seemed really chuffed.  She loves purple so that was always going to be a win, but she could see straight away how useful it might be too.  She might not have lots of wool to fill it with, but I am sure she will find other things.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Knitted Mice

Recently I've needed some quick knitting projects to fill the odd couple of hours.  Something which is easy and quick to do and means I have a finished thing without too much effort.

These knitted mice are the perfect thing.  I can make a complete mouse in an evening if I want or take a little longer without it being a major effort or too complicated.

And once I have a good collection I will be sending them off to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, where they will go towards helping some poor abandoned cat feel a little loved.

I think they change the patterns on a regular basis but you can find patterns to make and donate on the Battersea donate page. There is a pattern for a dog blanket too, but that feels a little beyond me right now.