Cross Stitch, Karen's Korner, Knitting

A Comparison of Pattern Grids

Last month a friend of mine gave me a special book on knitting. It is called “Knitologie” by Lucy Main Tweet, and contains some pattern grids which I found really exciting. I have quite a variety of cross stitch alphabet patterns, but this book has two different sized knitted alphabets, one being 14 rows high… Continue reading A Comparison of Pattern Grids

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The Magic of Outlining

I am always fascinated by what I regard as the magic of outlining when it comes to cross stitch. I have recently finished a special project for a very special friend. We have been friends since just before starting high school. This year a group of us are turning sixty, so we have obviously been… Continue reading The Magic of Outlining

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10 Good Reasons to Take Up Cross Stitch

There are numerous reasons for taking up the beguiling, blue-collar craft of cross stitch, ten of which are shown below. So continue reading then pay a visit to your local craft shop and start your cross stitching career today. 1. Why "blue-collar" you might ask? Well! When compared to most other pastimes, cross stitch is… Continue reading 10 Good Reasons to Take Up Cross Stitch

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Cross Stitch and Men – Crossing the Gender Barrier

Cross stitch is not just an activity for women. Plenty of men love to pull out those needles and flosses to cross stitch projects that they enjoy. For most men who cross stitch it is about creating "art" or having a special interest in the design... and of course Cross Stitch is wonderfully therapeutic when… Continue reading Cross Stitch and Men – Crossing the Gender Barrier

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Christmas Is Coming!

I remember when Christmas goods appeared in the stores at the beginning of December. Now they seem to start appearing in early September. I suppose I am really in an ambiguous position on this though. On the one hand it doesn’t seem right to have Christmas stock for sale in the shops this early in… Continue reading Christmas Is Coming!