Karen's Korner

South Island Trip (the final leg) – Heading Home

It is always hard saying goodbye to your children and their families. All too soon it was time to start heading home. It was a little easier for me this time, though, as I knew I would be back down in six weeks. We headed north through Dunedin and stopped for a lovely leisurely lunch… Continue reading South Island Trip (the final leg) – Heading Home

Karen's Korner

South Island Trip (part two)

Gosh, it’s now over a month since we got back from our South Island trip! No wonder I’m struggling a bit to remember what I need to write down. To be fair, there has been, and continues to be, quite a lot going on. The most important thing hanging over me at the moment is… Continue reading South Island Trip (part two)

Karen's Korner

South Island Trip (part one)

You may have noticed that I have been very quiet for the last three weeks. We were lucky enough to get away for a two week road trip around our lovely South Island. I can’t believe that it is actually a whole week since we got back! While we were away we often had limited… Continue reading South Island Trip (part one)

Knitting

Bedtime Socks

A lot has happened this week. Daylight saving finished last weekend. I finished all the socks I’ve been making on Sunday and took photos on Monday so I could write my post. The rest of the week seemed to just disappear in all the general rushing around associated with the last week of term! So… Continue reading Bedtime Socks

Crochet, Karen's Korner

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

Karen's Korner

Some Thoughts On Christmas

With just over a week to go now, I thought I would share some thoughts on Christmas. The commercial hype that surrounds Christmas is in full swing, and has been for a number of weeks. It will inevitably continue afterwards in the form of various Boxing Day sales and the like. It makes me sad… Continue reading Some Thoughts On Christmas

Knitting

The Knitting 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 Knitting Needles Have Been Flying

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

Cross Stitch, Karen's Korner, Knitting

A Busy Start To 2018

I don’t know about you but I have had rather a busy start to 2018. It has involved family, friends, knitting and cross stitch, so it has also been a very good start. One of the special things about Christmas is being able to catch up with family, and this year was no different. Following… Continue reading A Busy Start To 2018

Cross Stitch

Christmas Cross Stitch Ideas

Continuing on the theme of my last three posts, albeit a little later than I had planned, I am now going to look at Christmas cross stitch ideas. I have recently received the latest “Fox Collection” catalogue (see “Are You On Track For Christmas?”) which had another full page of Christmas ideas in it. I… Continue reading Christmas Cross Stitch Ideas