Approved by Maddy

I have done a fair few things since the snorlax and since the Facebook update (here) and have finished the second cardigan and made a few dog blankets for PDSA. I placed them on the floor for taking photos and my dog Maddy approved of them 😀

So then today I was taking a photo of my latest baby blanket and by the time I had the camera ready I found this:


I guess she approved of this one too 😀 Here it is without Dog adornment 😀


I am now busy trying my hand at something a little different in my crafting  If it works out they will be Christmas gifts for the family so I won’t be putting photos up until after christmas. At least not for that particular project but I will still be knitting and crocheting charity goods etc. so I will still be showing off my work.




Snorlax Commision finished

I am pleased to say the commision I was given to make a Snorlax by the end of the month has been fulfilled 😀

That’s a kitchen stool for disabled people he’s sat on for an estimate of how big he ended up 😀  Luckily he is exactly what was ordered, so the recipient should love him when he gets gifted on Saturday 😀

With many thanks to Mia’s Atelier for the use of her pattern.


Two good things today

I found out that my Stashbuster Bitsa Blanket looks fine now that it is finished (bar the tedious weaving in of many, many ends).

stashbuster bitsa blanket

But – more importantly I found out that WE DID IT!! Sixty Million Trebles set out to make blankets for refugees and reach a total of 60 Million trebles whilst doing so.  So many people joined in to make this happen so go and Watch This Video to get the true number that we finally managed to achieve.

Making squares and attempting patterns

I’ve been crocheting 20″ squares for Sixty Million Trebles but I am not sure if I’ll keep them as preemie blankets or sew them together until they make one really big one for the homeless people.

I’ve also been knitting baby hats to my own design. Most of them are not that good so I haven’t actually written any patterns for them but the one I am currently working on looks like it might be a winner.

For your enjoyment (or not) here are the photos of my latest endeavours.

My first September update.

So I am still making blankets for Sixty Million Trebles but this time it’s for some UK Charities all 21 of the previous oens are on their way to Hand in Hand for Syria.
I am also still at my work programme knit group where we are now making preemie hats for the hospital.
My September items so far are one blanket and three hats finished plus one blanket and two hats on the go (no photos of my WIP) 😀

If you are interested in making the green preemie beanie my pattern is in my previous post.

Need a pattern tester.

I’ve decided to try writing a knitting pattern for a Preemie hat but I need a willing volunteer to try it out and let me know if it’s easy to follow and doesn’t have any mistakes.

Here’s the Pattern:

Knitted Preemie Hat 

Pair each of needles 3.25mm & 4mm 

50g DK White or 25g each in two complimentary colours 

Yarn needle for sewing in ends 


K – Knit 

P – Purl – slip stitch 

K2tog – Knit 2 stitches together 

Pass over – bring the slipped stitch over the knit 2 together stitch 


With 3.25 needles cast on 72 stitches and knit one row. 

Row 2: K2, P2 repeat to end of row 

Row 3 – 11: Repeat row 2 

Row 12: knit 

Change to 4mm needles (and change colour if using two colours) 

Row:13. Knit 

Row 14: Purl 

Continue repeating rows 13 & 14 until work measures 11cm. 

Next row: *K9,, K2tog, pass over, repeat from * to * until end 

Next and every alt. Row: Purl 

Next row: K7,, K2tog, pass over, repeat from * to * until end 

Next row: K5,, K2tog, pass over, repeat from * to * until end 

Next row: K3,, K2tog, pass over, repeat from * to * until end 

Next row: K1,, K2tog, pass over, repeat from * to * until end 

Next row:, K2tog, pass over, repeat from * to * until end 

Thread yarn through remaining stitches and pull tight.  

Sew seam and weave in all ends. 

 I’m sorry I don’t have a photo of the finished hat but I gave it to a friend before I could take one.