Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Yarn Along

Happily joining Ginny and the gang over at Small Things for this week's Yarn Along.
My small boy's been asking me for ages to make him a pair of wrist warmers. I also needed to come up with and test a pattern for my crochet students at school. I'd neither the time nor energy to trawl the web looking for a simple pattern, simple enough for eight year olds to make ; ) A lot of such projects call for a crocheted rectangle that you then seam up but leaving a gap for a thumbhole. But we can do better than that surely and working in the round is sooo much more satisfying! So I just sat and made these up as I went (that's something I've always wanted to be able to do : ) )
Smallie's happy and I am so excited to see the children make a wearable project for themselves.

In the fleeting moments before sleep Jane Eyre is my current read. 
Thank you for stopping by and for all the much-appreciated comments on last weeks post : ) 
There is a big piece I've been busy finishing off, which I'm excited to be sharing here in a few days time.


  1. I love those wrist warmers. And I am sure your students will too. I feel it is important for children to learn early to make things for themselves (and others) that they will use. Great job.

  2. Oh, that looks perfect for little kids! My daughter's seven, and she loves crocheting in the round. The last thing she made was a bird's nest . . . you got to love the imagination they have at that age too!

  3. gorgeous mia, your photos always pull me in and i almost feel like i'm there. sitting with you while you crochet (i always keep a book in my knitting basket too). lovely.