Despite the fact that we have a new-build house...or possibly BECAUSE of that, we have an appalling draft which whistles cruelly down the hallway and straight into the lounge all through the winter. In fact (and this is gross, by the way), there is a significant enough gap around the front door that somehow SLUGS regularly get in and are found happily meandering around our hallway first thing in the morning. There is nothing quite so unappealing as slug slime all over your hall carpet, let me tell you!
So, to battle both the elements and wildlife, I decided we needed a draft excluder, and what better way to create one than by crocheting? I carefully selected a big range of green, blue and brown wools from our wool box, to tie in with the colours already in the hallway.
Then it was simply a case of starting off with a little round, gradually increasing the size and then crocheting straightforward rings of doubles or triples the whole way along. It took a LOOOONG time though, but it was fun working out what colour should come next, and how thick a strip of that colour I should do.
Et voila! One stylish, practical and free (if you forget that once upon a time I bought that wool) draft excluder. Hall is much cosier, and since it's been there, I haven't noticed any slimy visitors in the house.
PS: For the record, although I haven't posted for ages, it's not because I'm being lazy, it's because most of the projects I've been busy working on are secret Christmas presents which would be somewhat given away if I broadcasted them on the world wide web. So it's all hush-hush for now!
PPS: Ok, maybe I've been a bit lazy some evenings, but by 9pm I'm worn out from working and growing this baby, so I think that's fair enough, ne?