Crochet, Karen's Korner

Something Different

I decided to start something different this week. Not much progress has been made on my socks because I have been too tired in the evenings to focus on finer yarn. I had a full week relieving at the daycare centre down the road. The first two days were in toddlers, and the last three… Continue reading Something Different

Crochet, Karen's Korner

The Longest Day

It’s hard to believe but today, Saturday December 21st, is the longest day here in New Zealand. I only realised about halfway through the day when I went to write the date, and now it’s nearly finished. It seems like no time at all since I was commenting that it was the shortest day! My… Continue reading The Longest Day

Crochet, Knitting

Production Line

I feel like I’ve started a bit of a production line for dishcloths / washcloths. The photo above was taken yesterday morning before they were wrapped up as part of two separate parcels and posted away. Since then I have finished another one and started on the next. You should be able to count eight… Continue reading Production Line

Crochet, Knitting

Dishcloths Galore

I am starting to get dishcloths galore! I have decided to include dishcloths / washcloths in a number of Christmas presents this year. The ones that need to be posted to Melbourne are finished, which is a relief. They can be posted on Monday. In the photo at the top you can see the five… Continue reading Dishcloths Galore

Crochet

My First Dishcloth

I have finished my first dishcloth. It was supposed to just be a trial run, but it has turned out really well. I used one of the patterns I found on Ravelry, a crochet one called “Spread the Dishcloth Joy”. The pattern is simple and quick to complete. It has a slightly rough texture which… Continue reading My First Dishcloth

Cross Stitch, Karen's Korner, Knitting

Good Intentions

I was so full of good intentions for the school holidays. However, not only have those two weeks gone by, but it is now Saturday afternoon following the first week back at school! To be fair, I did actually get a lot done. The problem is that I didn’t spend much time at all catching… Continue reading Good Intentions

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

Crochet, Karen's Korner, Knitting

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

Crochet

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

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