Crochet, Karen's Korner, Knitting

One Down

So it’s one down and three more to go for my Kanata Kerchief Tank top. I have made a start on the second square and it is progressing nicely. This is a straight forward pattern with enough variation to keep it interesting. It grows at an encouraging rate too, due to the slightly larger than… Continue reading One Down

Karen's Korner

Family Stuff

I have had a lot of “family stuff” going on over the last couple of weeks. I apologise for not finding time to get a few posts done. A number of you may have noticed that I have been catching up with reading your posts over the last few days. Now I need to try… Continue reading Family Stuff

Crochet, Karen's Korner

Something Different

I decided to start something different this week. Not much progress has been made on my socks because I have been too tired in the evenings to focus on finer yarn. I had a full week relieving at the daycare centre down the road. The first two days were in toddlers, and the last three… Continue reading Something Different

Karen's Korner, Knitting

Slight Delay

I experienced a slight delay getting started with my socks. In my last post, “Getting There – Slowly”, I mentioned that I had everything together to get started. It was actually too late for me to start when I finished on the computer that night so I got everything out the next evening. It was… Continue reading Slight Delay

Knitting

Getting There – Slowly!

There seems to be a lot to get done and catch up on, but I think I am getting there – slowly. The big news is that I have finished the second coffee cozy, the one I actually started first. (See “Production Line” for a photo of the first one finished.) I have taken photos… Continue reading Getting There – Slowly!

Knitting

Farewell To 2019

As we prepare to say farewell to 2019, it’s time to do a little reflecting. Actually, I’ve been doing quite a lot of reflecting, particularly over the last couple of days. The end of the year now has a number of significant anniversaries for our family. I know it is probably the same for a… Continue reading Farewell To 2019

Crochet, Karen's Korner, Knitting

Last Batches

I have finally finished my last batches for Christmas. Yesterday, Monday, I made my final three dozen Christmas mince pies. Altogether I have now made nine dozen this year. The previous ones have all gone, mostly to a variety of Christmas functions, although some we enjoyed at home. I also made a small batch of… Continue reading Last Batches

Crochet, Karen's Korner

The Longest Day

It’s hard to believe but today, Saturday December 21st, is the longest day here in New Zealand. I only realised about halfway through the day when I went to write the date, and now it’s nearly finished. It seems like no time at all since I was commenting that it was the shortest day! My… Continue reading The Longest Day

Crochet, Knitting

Production Line

I feel like I’ve started a bit of a production line for dishcloths / washcloths. The photo above was taken yesterday morning before they were wrapped up as part of two separate parcels and posted away. Since then I have finished another one and started on the next. You should be able to count eight… Continue reading Production Line

Crochet, Knitting

Dishcloths Galore

I am starting to get dishcloths galore! I have decided to include dishcloths / washcloths in a number of Christmas presents this year. The ones that need to be posted to Melbourne are finished, which is a relief. They can be posted on Monday. In the photo at the top you can see the five… Continue reading Dishcloths Galore