Little question.

May 14, 2011  |  Featured Posts

Today the colour is pink – I recently bought the above bougainvillea, it’s a very small one but it did quite well – even in our cold climate.

I’ve got a little puzzle today – a lady I work with asked me if I knew what the craft item shown below is called.  Her aunt used to use it to make cot blankets.  She made daisies by winding wool round the “spikes” and then she filled in the centre when she retracted the spikes and then crocheted them together.

I’d love it if anyone could tell me what it is called and what it’s main function was.  Obviously it’s very old.

Talking of Crochet – I’m really excited, as tomorrow I’m taking an “absolute beginner’s” class in crochet.  I’m taking the first of two classes in an Edinburgh knitting boutique which is situated in a very historic part of the city.

I’ll try to remember to take my camera and get some photos of the area.

Edinburgh this morning.

On the craft front, I’ve been busy with my banner and with an exchange that I’m knitting and beading for.  I’ll post some photos soon, hopefully.  If I have any success with the crochet I’ll show that as well.   I opted to learn how to make a granny square, I just hope I can pick up the basic skills.

Thanks for the recent comments, I really do appreciate them.  Having said that, I also appreciate the visits from any visitors who pop in but don’t comment.

I’m off to watch a little of the infamous Eurovision Song Contest.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


9 Comments


  1. Have fun learning to crochet. I gave it a go last year, but couldn’t get the hang of it.

    I love your bougainvillea, so pretty.

  2. I wanted Jedward to win – their song was great! 😉

    Good luck with the crochet class, I really need to try my hand at this again, since I finally got going with it last year.

  3. I love that bougainvillea! If you can grow it in Edinburgh, I should try giving it a go here in Vancouver!

    Sorry I don’t know what that crafty thing is. The bottom part looks like you can wind yarn around the spokes…?

    Have fun at your crochet class!

  4. Your flowers are always so gorgeous. Have fun with the crochet class!

  5. Margaret Stedman

    Hello there. That gadget is a daisy wheel loom and if you go to this website you can see finished products and other types of the looms. I remember using mine a great deal in the 70’s. Good luck.
    http://www.knitting-and.com/small-looms/loomsandyarns.htm

  6. I was doing some stitching yesterday with my scissors that are attached to the fob you sent me. It makes me so happy each time I use it. Thanks so much! I hope you are doing well!

  7. I’ve been to Edinburgh several times – last in 2005 – would like to get back there again…I became of fan of the Eurovision Song Contest when I studied in Ireland in 1979 – what a fun, campy program!

  8. I have no idea what your craft item is called, but I will be interested to find out how old it is. I hope you enjoyed your crochet class! Lovely flowers you have shared with us!

  9. I have a vague recollection of making flowers with a loom in my distant past, but I really did not recognise your gadget!

    I hope you get the hang of crochet. I can only do the basic stuff, and it takes me ages to work out what to do from a written pattern, but it can be a relaxing occupation at the end of a busy old day.

    (And now you can embellish with flowers!)

    Love Irene xxx

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