Karen's Korner

Day Two, Week Two

It is now the evening of day two, week two of lockdown in New Zealand. This is Friday April 2nd and tomorrow night, Saturday April 3rd, we come to the end of daylight saving time. Usually we have a bit of a media campaign reminding us to put our clocks back and to check our… Continue reading Day Two, Week Two

Karen's Korner

Feeling Very Blessed

I am feeling very blessed right now to live where I am, in the country I am in, and with the government we have. As I watch the news I feel very sad and afraid for other countries, especially the US, the UK, and Australia. Today is day two of alert level four for COVID-19… Continue reading Feeling Very Blessed

Karen's Korner

Catching Up

My catching up this week has not just been hand crafts. I also dusted off my sewing machine and have been catching up with a few sewing jobs that have been waiting for a while. The first thing I needed to do was fix some trousers, which was the main motivating factor for getting my… Continue reading Catching Up

Cross Stitch, Karen's Korner

Back On Deck

So it’s taken a while but I finally feel like I’m back on deck. A lot of February went past without me really noticing. It definitely went by without me getting much crafting done. This week I have started getting back into a few things. It has been really good to have a bit more… Continue reading Back On Deck

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

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