Category Archives: Crafts

Pink lining wise owls inspired machine knitted hat

Winter wooly machine knitted hat pattern

Having made some simple blankets previously. I have now learned some skills into making hats and what perfect time of the year to whip up some? Here I will tell you how to make them, but please bear in mind that I am a complete novice and even more so in detailing patterns (so if there is anything that I’ve missed out just drop me a comment).The machine I use is a knitmaster 321 which I believe is a 4.5 gauge standard single bed machine. When I knit anything I use DK wool which I know is very thick and […]

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Machine Knitted Xmas Hat

So the Christmas festivities are under way! and I especially love this time of year for its crafts, I love anything crafty and I always have a motto of, “if I can make it myself, I will!” My lovely nana use to use knitting machines in the 60’s/70’s and she’s still got them, so I’ve borrowed them. So far I’ve only managed to make blankets like this: and now after a little time (well ok a few months hehe) ive learnt how to knit a hat!!! 🙂 It took me only 30minutes to make.. I did a 1 by 1 welt and […]

The BEST Alzheimer's/Dementia Fidget Lap Blanket EVER... so Pretty and full of exciting things to do and see. Pin now and Save for Later.... These would make excellent Xmas gifts too :)

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Fidget Lap Blanket Quilt

Heres how i Made my Lovely Nana a Alzheimer’s Dementia Fidget Lap Blanket Quilt I decided to make my lovely nana a Alzheimer’s Dementia Fidget Lap Blanket Quilt after i seen Autistic children enjoy a weighted/fidget blanket. I instantly thought oh WOW what i great idea!!! i wonder if my Nana would like something like that. She’s now at the Stage in her Alzheimers illness, that she can’t comprehend to not pull the cotton on her buttons, as obviously there will fall off and she could potentially eat them (which is obviously NOT a good thing). She also likes to fidget a […]