A Hundred-Year-Old Man / Ein Hundertjähriger
the next two weeks will be rather stressful. Not because of Christmas though – no stress there (have already got all the presents and I'm enjoying the Christmas tree) – but because of birthday parties!
Today my uncle (my dad's “little” brother) celebrates his 60th birthday. So soon we'll be off to Belgium.
Next Friday though, we'll be in Belgium again, as my (maternal) granddad turns 100! He's just marvellous and I love him very very much!
Finding a birthday present for my uncle was no problem at all. He's a racing cyclist and would like a new, more sophisticated bike – so there's a piggybank to feed.
Finding something suitable for my granddad was a tough nut to crack. Last year he moved into a retirement home and he kind of has all he needs and little space for much more. Now what? Actually my mum came up with an idea. In the evenings my granddad likes to watch telly but he told my mum it gets chilly after a while. He's already got a blanket to put on his lap, but his hands are still cold. Thus my mum thought of a hand muff! Great! Thanks mum!
|Here's my husband posing as my granddad...|
Interested in making one yourself?
I used merino yarn bought at Lidl's (grey and black) and a N°6 hook.
Start with the cuffs:
ch 15 (+ ch 1 to next row) and continue crocheting dc (back loop only) till you have 33 rows. Fasten off. Sew together, weave in threads.
Now to the actual muff:
You'll be working in circles from now on.
Cast on 34 dc (+ ch 1) along one side of the cuff using black yarn, ss in 1st dc [= 34 times (dc + ch 1)]. Fasten off and weave in threads.
Next circle is made in grey wool: (dc + ch 1) in each loop, ss in 1st dc. I think this stitch is called “moss stitch”, could be mistaking though. You'll need 19 rows in total.
Now make the second half.
Join both halves with (dc + ch 1) from the inside. Fasten off an weave in threads.