Nina Nixon


I'm Nina, a photographer, film maker and forever wanderer.  Passionate about nature, the great outdoors and all of life's adventures.  This is the place where I keep all my 'field notes'


As it goes - size really does matter!

The story goes.

I had this notion about having a go at making one of those delightful apple cosies from last months Mollie Makes - as you do.

They've been eyeing me up - on and off - for a quite a while now and keep giving me one of those 'under the eye lashes' looks from the top of the magazine pile.

Go on 'you can do it' I could hear them whispering to me.


I didn't have the right size hook. A 3½ is needed - I only have a 3 and a 4 - no halves to be found in the house at all.


I made a snap decision.......and gave the 4 a go - how out sized could it be? The fact is..........a lot. It was way too big.

So I then decided to try the 3 - with the same yarn - surely it would down size a little? Wrong again - it was waaaaaay too big.

So I then thought 'how about sticking to the 3, but down sizing the yarn weight?' 'ooooooohhhhhhh' I hear you say - ummmmmmmmm, no not really, my brain can barely function on a normal day to day basis so the weight of yarn - pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease. I just guessed that a thinner strand might do the job.

And guess what? It did! 'Phew'

So now I have a cosy for a grapefruit a half battered cooking apple and a normal sized regular persons eating apple. At last.

I'm not too sure 'what' occasion we will ever get round to using this singular cosy because - I had rosy dreams of a picnic basket full of fully clothed apples to take out on our adventures in the big, big world, but at this very moment 'month' in time - I really can't be bothered to make anymore, hey ho.

There is a bonus though. What they don't tell you in the making article is that once the apple has discarded its beautiful soft and warm woolly cosy, it smells all lovely and fruity - of the thing it once concealed.

Happy days........after all.