Toadstool baby hat and booties

I’m supposed to be writing up and sizing patterns for baby booties and hats at the moment. However, as always, it’s much more fun trying out variations on an idea and making things to give away. Here are some booties and a hat inspired by the handsome fly agaric toadstool (amanita muscaria). They are a present for a mum to be.

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I’ve started but will I ever finish?

Here is a project I’ve been working on in stops and starts for quite a while now. It’s an experiment in texture and colour. My mum received a mixed bag of yarns which she in turn passed on to me. The yarns were different shades of turquoise and pistachio greens in a range of thicknesses and textures. They had presumably been bought with a project in mind which was never realised. Sounds all too familiar, doesn’t it!

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Plarn – How to make plastic yarn out of grocery bags

I don’t know about you, but to my horror and dismay during the recent lockdown we have acquired a mountain of thin plastic bags; the type with a very short life span. Like many people, we have been shielding a family member and our shopping habits have had to adapt. Usually, we buy most of our food from the wonderful Unicorn Grocery and just do an occassional supermarket shop. Whilst an extremely kind group of friends and neighbours have made regular trips to Unicorn on our behalf, most of our shopping is currently being delivered by an online supermarket. At the moment they don’t take back any of the plastic bags. My partner has been stashing these bags in the garage, however, out of sight is not out of mind and our plastic bag mountain has been gnawing at my conscience. Continue reading