Knitting

Almost Done!

I thought I’d better give you a quick update on the navy jacket I’m pushing to finish for my grandson's birthday. I had hoped to get it finished last weekend, but lost a couple of evenings to meetings last week. The main knitting is almost done, which will leave the bands and joining together to… Continue reading Almost Done!

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

Crochet

Super Simple Summer Tops

I have been putting off doing this review because I really wanted to at least get started on one of these summer tops before writing it. Unfortunately I have not been able to get the yarn I need yet so can’t add in any photos of personal projects. **This post contains affiliate links and I… Continue reading Super Simple Summer Tops

Knitting

How Much Yarn Will You Need?

A very common question most of us will have encountered when starting a new project is “How much yarn will I need?” The obvious answer is to check your pattern, but this may not be as simple as it seems. Patterns give the average quantities required by someone working to the recommended tension gauge and… Continue reading How Much Yarn Will You Need?

Crochet, Karen's Korner, Knitting

Working With Hanks Of Yarn

I have previously not had much experience working with hanks of yarn, but was recently asked to knit a jacket for a friend’s little girl. She followed my suggestion that she check out the range available at The Wool Company. I really love their yarns and the fact that they are high quality and locally made.… Continue reading Working With Hanks Of Yarn

Knitting

I Should Know Better By Now!

“Check your tension before starting” – every pattern says it. You would think that after more than 50 years of knitting I would have learned this lesson by now. Apparently not! I recently purchased some a knitting pattern and some clearance wool. The pattern was for a specific yarn. While the yarn was similar, and… Continue reading I Should Know Better By Now!