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 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, 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

Karen's Korner

It’s Hard to Say Goodbye

It’s hard to say goodbye to people we love. Recently my very special friend Heather turned 60. I designed and stitched a special cross stitch piece for her (see “The Magic of Outlining”). At the time it was very special to be able to give her such a personal gift, but I am even more… Continue reading It’s Hard to Say Goodbye

Crochet

Toy Crochet Patterns For That Special Someone

The joy of crocheting often compels us to make all kinds of useful garments, place mats and tablecloths, in all manner of styles and in various colours. This fantastic use of yarn is however not used so much in the making of toys. There are a great deal of crochet patterns out there for a… Continue reading Toy Crochet Patterns For That Special Someone