Friday, July 11, 2008

Things to do in the cold weather

So... what do you do with your nearest and dearest who does your washing - love him of course. But when he takes a lambswool jumper, and washes it, and then dries it in the tumble drier - and ohhhh well I will have to lose a LOT more weight for it to fit me again...


Never mind - I cut off the sleeves, and they make very good hot water bottle covers don't they! I have been wanting to make something with felted jumpers - so here goes.

Michelle has been crocheting alone as a part of the Tour de France knitalong going on. So I told her I would join her with some crochet I am doing at the moment...

Firstly - I started making these cute little flower medallions - and I had to join them together and make something out of it didn't I. Don't know what it will finish up being...


Then I made a circle out of some cotton... and thought it would make an interesting pot holder...
so I crocheted a bit of fleece on the back


Then I have been patching some potholders / hot mats
and these are backed with an old towel - actually they make really good face cloths for in the shower - I love mine.

And some more hot mats...

7 comments:

JustJess said...

These look great Janet - you have been really busy! I love the hot water bottle covers too, I may try that with the kids' jumpers that are now too small - perfect for a hottie cover.

Apron Thrift Girl said...

I can't tell you how many wool items I have lost to my beloved dh. The hardest were the very pricy and hard to find wool tights. Sigh...but at least you found a new life for them.

JustJess said...

Thanks Janet - would love to get together. I am also good friends with Eilleen, so maybe a crafty get-together? Will be in touch. Jess

Tracy said...

Great re-use of that jumper! You'd need those hot water bottles in Canberra brrr. It's pretty cold here too at present.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I'll have to make sure my friend knows about this Tour De France knit along, thanks for the tip!

The Tin House said...

Hi Janet - we are kindred spirits I think. Hope the cold is much improved. I've emailed you about being a pay it forward person at www.thetinhouse.blogspot.com/
Lisa x

lera said...

It's like making lemonade out of lemons. You made lovely woolen covers for your hot water bottles. (And thankfully you don't have the attachments.)