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?

Knitting

How Much Yarn Will You Need?

A very common question most of us will have encountered when starting a new project is “How much yarn will I need?” The obvious answer is to check your pattern, but this may not be as simple as it seems. Patterns give the average quantities required by someone working to the recommended tension gauge and… Continue reading How Much Yarn Will You Need?

Crochet, Karen's Korner, Knitting

I’ve Fallen A Bit Behind

I’m afraid I’ve fallen a bit behind with my website lately. I’m not quite sure where February went, but we are now into the second week of March! During February I had several projects on the go which I have now finished. Unfortunately I forgot to take photos of any of them and they have… Continue reading I’ve Fallen A Bit Behind

Crochet, Karen's Korner, Knitting

Working With Hanks Of Yarn

I have previously not had much experience working with hanks of yarn, but was recently asked to knit a jacket for a friend’s little girl. I suggested she check out the range available at The Wool Company. I really love their yarns and the fact that they are high quality and locally made. The wool she… Continue reading Working With Hanks Of Yarn

Cross Stitch, Karen's Korner, Knitting

A Busy Start To 2018

I don’t know about you but I have had rather a busy start to 2018. It has involved family, friends, knitting and cross stitch, so it has also been a very good start. One of the special things about Christmas is being able to catch up with family, and this year was no different. Following… Continue reading A Busy Start To 2018

Knitting

Christmas Knitting Ideas

The last post in my Christmas series is Christmas knitting ideas. I have rediscovered a wonderful pattern book on my shelf called “Jean Greenhowe’s Christmas Special”. All the photos I have taken for this post are of pictures in this book. It is a Sirdar book (number 236). I am not usually overly keen on… Continue reading Christmas Knitting Ideas

Crochet, Knitting, Lace Making

So What Is Lace Anyway?

What do you think of when you hear the term “Lace”? If you are anything like me you will probably think of something white, intricate and delicate, possibly even frilly. We usually associate lace with things like wedding dresses, christening gowns and ball dresses. Lace fabric and trims are often used for special occasions like… Continue reading So What Is Lace Anyway?