Crochet, Knitting

From Christmas To Birthdays And Other Things

I was so excited that both my Octopals were accepted (see my comment on “On Their Way!”) and have now started another octopus. I’m going to stick with this pattern to start off with and return to the jellyfish a bit later. I found crocheting my Octopals a bit hard on my hands. To give… Continue reading From Christmas To Birthdays And Other Things

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On Their Way!

I have finished my first two Octopals and they are on their way. I posted them a couple of days ago and am now looking forward to getting feedback on whether they meet the required standard. Fingers crossed! I will let you know when I hear from Dawn Harpur at OFAPNZ. The yarn Dawn sent… Continue reading On Their Way!

Crochet, Karen's Korner

Slow Start To 2019

The photo at the top shows what I had organised at the beginning of the year to get started with several projects. There are patterns, tips and several balls of cotton for Octopals, and some 2 ply wool for baby singlets. Unfortunately things didn’t quite go according to plan and I got off to a… Continue reading Slow Start To 2019

Karen's Korner, Knitting

Headknits First Q and A

One of the blogs I follow had a link to this Q & A post on “Headknits” blog. The paragraph below is from the “Headknits” site. Here’s a Q&A for you, my first! You can answer questions in the comments or post them to your blog. If you post them, please leave a comment so… Continue reading Headknits First Q and A

Cross Stitch, Karen's Korner, Knitting

Christmas Projects Finished

This post is a little later than I had planned, but that’s okay. The photo at the top is of a handmade, cross stitched card which a colleague of mine gave me. It is very special because, although I have given away many cross stitch pieces of various sizes over the years, this is only… Continue reading Christmas Projects Finished

Karen's Korner

Holiday Questions By NothingButKnit

These questions were posted on December 15, 2018 by nothingbutknit2 (copied from NothingButKnit blog) I thought it might be fun to ask some holiday related crafting questions. If you’d like to answer in the comments feel free. If you’d like to post the answers on your blog please leave a link in the comments so we can all… Continue reading Holiday Questions By NothingButKnit

Karen's Korner

Some Thoughts On Christmas

With just over a week to go now, I thought I would share some thoughts on Christmas. The commercial hype that surrounds Christmas is in full swing, and has been for a number of weeks. It will inevitably continue afterwards in the form of various Boxing Day sales and the like. It makes me sad… Continue reading Some Thoughts On Christmas