Crochet

We Have A Runner!

I have finished the bed runner from the “STRIPE IT YOUR WAY for Home & Fashion” book so we now have a runner on the end of our bed. I have really enjoyed this project. It has been quite relaxing and satisfying to make. As I mentioned in my review post on the book (see… Continue reading We Have A Runner!

Crochet

“Pink Fluffy Unicorns”

Actually, they are more like Rainbow Unicorns, but I keep having the song “Pink fluffy unicorns dancing on rainbows” popping into my head when I look at my pattern. I recently found a cute pattern for crocheted fingerless mitts which are decorated to look like unicorns. The pattern is written in sizes from toddlers to… Continue reading “Pink Fluffy Unicorns”

Crochet, Lace Making

My Spiderweb Is Finished!

I am pleased to be able to report that my Spiderweb is finished. (See “Going Back To The Beginning”.)It has taken a couple of weeks longer than originally planned, but I am really happy with the result. There were several reasons for the delay in completion. The obvious one is that life has been quite… Continue reading My Spiderweb Is Finished!

Crochet, Lace Making

Going Back To The Beginning

I was going through pattern books recently looking for baby knitting patterns when I came across a cotton crochet book. The temptation of going back to the beginning of my crochet journey was very strong, but I diligently resisted while I finished a few projects that were on the go. Progress has been quite good… Continue reading Going Back To The Beginning

Crochet

Stripe It Your Way Crochet

What a great book! “STRIPE IT YOUR WAY CROCHET for Home & Fashion” is the kind of “go to” book that is so handy to have. The nine projects range from accessories like a scarf, a wrap, a shawl, a slouchy hat and a tote, to home items like a pillow, a lap robe, a… Continue reading Stripe It Your Way Crochet

Crochet, Karen's Korner, Knitting

My Yarn Shop Detour

I made my “Yarn Shop Detour” last month. My husband and I drove from our home in Tawa (near Wellington) to his work conference in Hamilton. He kindly agreed to detour through Napier so that I could visit a yarn shop I really wanted to see. For those of you who don’t know New Zealand,… Continue reading My Yarn Shop Detour

Crochet, Lace Making

Homespun Comfort Shawls

This review has been a bit delayed, but that has turned out to be a good thing. I like to be able to include my own photos when I am doing a review and the delay has allowed me to use much better ones than I had originally intended. **This post contains affiliate links and… Continue reading Homespun Comfort Shawls

Crochet, Karen's Korner, Knitting

What Is The Best Yarn To Use?

How many times have you been stuck wondering what is the best yarn to use for your next project? There is such a wide variety of yarns available now that it can be a bit overwhelming trying to make a choice. My personal preference tends to be for wool, especially for babies, because it is… Continue reading What Is The Best Yarn To Use?

Crochet

Super Simple Summer Tops

I have been putting off doing this review because I really wanted to at least get started on one of these summer tops before writing it. Unfortunately I have not been able to get the yarn I need yet so can’t add in any photos of personal projects. **This post contains affiliate links and I… Continue reading Super Simple Summer Tops

Crochet, Cross Stitch, Karen's Korner, Lace Making

A Little Bit Of Everything Over Easter

I was lucky enough to find time to dabble in a little bit of everything over Easter this year. I managed to get a few small crochet novelty items made for my grandchildren in plenty of time to accompany their Easter Sunday chocolate treats. Unfortunately the yarn I had available for the beaks of the… Continue reading A Little Bit Of Everything Over Easter