Crochet

Stripe It Your Way Crochet For Home And Fashion

What a great book! “STRIPE IT YOUR WAY for Home & Fashion” is the kind of “go to” book that is so handy to have. The nine projects range from accessories like a scarf, a wrap, a shawl, a slouchy hat and a tote, to home items like a pillow, a lap robe, a bed… Continue reading Stripe It Your Way Crochet For Home And Fashion

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

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

Knitting

Winter Birthday Presents

June is the official beginning of winter in New Zealand. I have recently finished a couple of winter birthday presents and sent them off, a bit belatedly, to my youngest daughter. There has been some very cold weather in the South Island, and even in the North Island, over the last few weeks, including enough… Continue reading Winter Birthday Presents

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?