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I made a hat!

It's really a beanie and there's not much to say about it.



I used this pattern on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/simply-spirals-hat

If you want to find me on there, my profile is auxetically.

This was fairly easy to crochet, except I made it narrower and longer than the pattern said. It needed to be narrower because my hook was a 6mm one rather than the 3.5 the pattern suggests.

Other than that, this was mostly a learning experience. I had to undo a lot but after finishing it I made another beanie - this time for a 2 year old- very quickly.

I'm getting the hang of crochet. The blanket is finished too, though I have to admit that Mr T was right, it's waaaaaay too small. Bigger than baby sized but not by much. Good to warm up one's legs and feet when sitting in front of the TV.

I'll come back with a review of the Craftsy course a bit later.

PS Grumble Grumble blogger android app for always failing to post this
PPS this is my 200th post!!!

Sewing machine museum... in our very own London!

Sometimes I love the stuff that comes out of Google+. I happened upon this article today: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2013/12/04/a-marvellous-museum-of-mechanical-material-manufactory/

Basically, there's an amazing sewing machine museum that is only open once a month in London. They have loads of vintage sewing machines, including one of the very first ones.

Aaaand... turns out 2014 is the 200 year anniversary of the first sold sewing machine. Isn't that neat?

Direct quote from the website above:

"The museum is only open on day a month, and only between 2pm-5pm. This Saturday (7th Dec) happens to be its next open day [map link]."

Click through to the link above for pictures!