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

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

Knitting

The First Batch Of Baby Knitting

I have the first batch of baby knitting ready to go. (See “The Singlets Have Been Started”.) To be honest, it has been ready for a few weeks but there have been a few communication delays in my attempts to get them delivered to the lady running the Neonatal Unit project. Hopefully I will get… Continue reading The First Batch Of Baby Knitting

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

Knitting

The Singlets Have Been Started

I’m happy to report that the singlets have been started. I have picked up several patterns and have been trying them out. So far I have had slightly mixed results. The first pattern (lavender singlet) was fairly straight forward when knitting up but I probably won’t use it again. It has overlapping shoulders and, to… Continue reading The Singlets Have Been Started

Knitting

The Needles Have Been Flying

Over the last few months my knitting needles have been flying, literally at one point as I took my knitting with me when I flew down south. In my post “How Much Yarn Will You Need?” I mentioned a vest I had just knitted. The first time I wore it to church a friend of… Continue reading The Needles Have Been Flying