Crochet, Karen's Korner, Knitting

A Little Bit Of Progress

We have just had a long weekend here to celebrate Queen’s Birthday, and I had all sorts of plans for getting lots of things done. Even although Monday was a holiday, my husband was working all day. I was looking forward to getting stuck in and making some progress with some crafts and some posts.… Continue reading A Little Bit Of Progress

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A New Way Of Joining Together

We all know how annoying and frustrating it can be to either run out of yarn part way through a row. It is even more annoying to come across a knot in the yarn. I like joining together at the end of a row, but my mother also taught me how to splice yarn when necessary.… Continue reading A New Way Of Joining Together

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Lovie Blankets

Before I tell you about my Lovie Blankets,  I believe an apology is in order. Life seems to have become rather muddly and busy over the last few weeks and I have got very behind with my posts. I have completed a number of projects, and remembered to take photos of them before parting with… Continue reading Lovie Blankets

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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

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On Their Way!

I have finished my first two Octopals and they are on their way. I posted them a couple of days ago and am now looking forward to getting feedback on whether they meet the required standard. Fingers crossed! I will let you know when I hear from Dawn Harpur at OFAPNZ. The yarn Dawn sent… Continue reading On Their Way!

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Slow Start To 2019

The photo at the top shows what I had organised at the beginning of the year to get started with several projects. There are patterns, tips and several balls of cotton for Octopals, and some 2 ply wool for baby singlets. Unfortunately things didn’t quite go according to plan and I got off to a… Continue reading Slow Start To 2019

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Holiday Questions By NothingButKnit

These questions were posted on December 15, 2018 by nothingbutknit2 (copied from NothingButKnit blog) I thought it might be fun to ask some holiday related crafting questions. If you’d like to answer in the comments feel free. If you’d like to post the answers on your blog please leave a link in the comments so we can all… Continue reading Holiday Questions By NothingButKnit

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OFAPNZ (Octopus for a Preemie NZ)

I was really excited to come across the Facebook page for OFAPNZ a couple of weeks ago. Back in April of last year I published my first post about the Octopus for a Preemie movement (see “Octopuses (Octopi?) For Premature Babies”). I did a bit of experimenting with the patterns I found (see “Two Jumpers… Continue reading OFAPNZ (Octopus for a Preemie NZ)

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We Have A Runner!

I have finished the bed runner from the “STRIPE IT YOUR WAY for Home & Fashion” book so we now have a runner on the end of our bed. I have really enjoyed this project. It has been quite relaxing and satisfying to make. As I mentioned in my review post on the book (see… Continue reading We Have A Runner!

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“Pink Fluffy Unicorns”

Actually, they are more like Rainbow Unicorns, but I keep having the song “Pink fluffy unicorns dancing on rainbows” popping into my head when I look at my pattern. I recently found a cute pattern for crocheted fingerless mitts which are decorated to look like unicorns. The pattern is written in sizes from toddlers to… Continue reading “Pink Fluffy Unicorns”