Sunday, 21 February 2016


The awful cough that I was suffering with at the beginning of the month which I thought I'd recovered from, hurtled back at the beginning of this last week and tried really hard to knock me off my feet.
I was really looking forward to half term, a week to myself. My grandchildren were off doing different things and I had lots of things I wanted to catch up on. However that wasn't to be the case as my cough left me feeling quite lethargic and I spent quite a lot of time with my feet up and re- watching tv programmes that I'd seen part of and slept through the rest.

I really did appreciate all of your comments on my last post, I was feeling really down then and am pleased that I do actually feel so much better in myself now, even with a cough!

I have finished my socks!
I usually knit socks on double pointed needles but these I made using the "magic loop" method on a long circular needle. 
The lady in my local wool shop said I would find it so much easier. I didn't at first, I found it very awkward but eventually I got the hang of it and I think I would use the same method again when making socks.

With them finished, I wanted to seize the moment and start something new. I decided to order some yarn to knit a pouffe for our lounge. ( They'll be pictures to show in  my next post.)

What could I make while I was waiting for that to be delivered?

Well, spurred on by this "magic loop" method I decided to make Alfred a new hat, I had some oddments of Drops Fabel in my stash. It really didn't take long to make and I had it all ready for him when his mum brought him round yesterday. I thought brilliant, he can model it for me.
Having placed the hat on Alfred's head, he quickly crawled off to the kitchen while I grabbed my phone for the photo shoot. As you can see my little man model was having a mini stretching crisis with the hat.
He was more interested in granddad's shoe!

Eventually with a lot of persuasion we did manage to keep the hat on long enough to get a photo but he definitely wasn't that keen. Perhaps he didn't like the colour combo!

Have a good week everyone!


  1. Hope you are feeling better, so many bugs still doing the rounds, think its this crazy weather, mild/cold/mild/cold. Loving the stretched hat photo

  2. A horrible cough can take a lot out of you get better soon x I love the hat even if the little person wearing it was not as keen!I am yet to tackle socks ...

  3. Glad to see that you have managed some creativity, whilst being under the weather. Still to make a pair of socks yet, going to try them on a small circular needle. Let's hope the onset of Spring brings health and happiness.

  4. Lovely hat and socks. Take care and drink lots of tea with honey.