Lace Making

Now You See It, Now You Don’t!

I think I’m going to start describing my Lace Sampler as “character building”! My title of “Now You See It, Now You Don’t” refers to my progress, or lack thereof, on my sampler. (See also "Update On Lace Sampler".) Last week I picked up my sampler again, determined to make some progress so I could… Continue reading Now You See It, Now You Don’t!

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, 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, 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

Lace Making

Christmas Snowflakes and Other Ideas

Last week I wrote about some “Christmas Crochet Ideas”. This week I want to pass on some more ideas from the same book, Patons book 304 “Traditional Christmas”, but these one fall more into the category of lace. They are still all crocheted, but are a lot finer and more delicate. There are several different… Continue reading Christmas Snowflakes and Other 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?