Knitting, Karen's Korner

Bedtime Socks Revisited

My apologies for not having finished telling you about our South Island trip yet. Life has become a little complicated and I have had something important to deal with. I hope to be able to tell you about it soon. In the meantime I thought I would write this short post to update you on… Continue reading Bedtime Socks Revisited

Karen's Korner

South Island Trip (part one)

You may have noticed that I have been very quiet for the last three weeks. We were lucky enough to get away for a two week road trip around our lovely South Island. I can’t believe that it is actually a whole week since we got back! While we were away we often had limited… Continue reading South Island Trip (part one)

Karen's Korner

Kia Kaha Christchurch

You may have heard of the tragedy which has struck New Zealand. Two days ago, early in the afternoon of Friday March 15th, a gunman opened fire on Muslim worshipers who were praying in one of the central city mosques in Christchurch. He then drove to another mosque close by and shot more people who… Continue reading Kia Kaha Christchurch

Crochet, Karen's Korner, Knitting

A New Way Of Joining Together

We all know how annoying and frustrating it can be to either run out of yarn, or come across a knot in our yarn, part way through a row. I try to make any joins at the end of a row, but my mother also taught me how to splice yarn when necessary. Just after… Continue reading A New Way Of Joining Together

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