The days are still cold and wintry so here’s a little something to brighten your day. If you have been reading my recent posts you will know that I opened an online store in the New Year – doricdragons.com
If you use the code EarlGreyandABiscuit, when ordering from my shop (orders over £40) you will get 10% off your whole order. Hurry up though, it only lasts until the end of this month (February 2020)!
I am adding to the store every week, so keep checking back for new items.
The blogger who runs the site, Freecell Penguin, has very kindly shared her pattern, so I thought that I would try it.
The pattern calls for worsted weight yarn and a size H hook, which as far as I know is a 5mm hook, and the pattern is sized for an adult. However being awkward I thought that I would like to make a child sized pair. I decided that I would use a 4mm hook and DK yarn which – you would think wouldn’t you – would make for a smaller mitt. Hmmm!
By the time that I had crocheted the cuff I realised that they were way too big for any child that I know. Not to be deterred I decided to carry on anyway and modify the rest of the glove to fit me. So instead of a slit for the thumb I did a thumb gusset and made the whole mitt a bit longer.
So, yes, I think that my crochet is a bit off gauge!
As I have hands covered in paint I decided that modelling them wasn’t an option.
Anyway, many thanks to Freecell Penguin for her generosity in making this pattern available.
The snow is starting to melt today but I think that you might still need to wrap up your mugs.
I have had a bit of a mug cosy crochet binge lately. It’s fun trying out new stitches and sorting through the button box to find suitable buttons. I made the grey/plum coloured one so that it is adjustable, there are 3 buttons altogether on it, so you can tighten it up or slacken it off to suit the size of your cup.
If you are like me and are always leaving your cup of tea unattended, only to find that it has gone cold because you left it too long, then these cosies are ideal to keep your drink warm.
I will be adding these to my Etsy shop. I intend to make a serious attempt at stocking it with more stuff this year!