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 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 will… 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. I suggested 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. The wool she… 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 and, while the yarn was similar,… Continue reading I Should Know Better By Now!