Crochet, Karen's Korner

Something Different

I decided to start something different this week. Not much progress has been made on my socks because I have been too tired in the evenings to focus on finer yarn. I had a full week relieving at the daycare centre down the road. The first two days were in toddlers, and the last three… Continue reading Something Different

Knitting

Getting There – Slowly!

There seems to be a lot to get done and catch up on, but I think I am getting there – slowly. The big news is that I have finished the second coffee cozy, the one I actually started first. (See “Production Line” for a photo of the first one finished.) I have taken photos… Continue reading Getting There – Slowly!

Crochet

My First Dishcloth

I have finished my first dishcloth. It was supposed to just be a trial run, but it has turned out really well. I used one of the patterns I found on Ravelry, a crochet one called “Spread the Dishcloth Joy”. The pattern is simple and quick to complete. It has a slightly rough texture which… Continue reading My First Dishcloth

Cross Stitch

Holiday Ornaments Galore

Oh My Goodness! Holiday Ornaments Galore by Ursula Michael is absolutely gorgeous! I could quite happily sit down and stitch almost every single pattern right now. Holiday Ornaments Galore starts off with a brief introduction of the author, Ursula Michael. This is followed by a couple of pages of General Instructions and Technique Tips. These… Continue reading Holiday Ornaments Galore

Cross Stitch, Karen's Korner, Knitting

Good Intentions

I was so full of good intentions for the school holidays. However, not only have those two weeks gone by, but it is now Saturday afternoon following the first week back at school! To be fair, I did actually get a lot done. The problem is that I didn’t spend much time at all catching… Continue reading Good Intentions

Knitting

Hokitika Set Is Finished

My Hokitika set is finished! Actually, I finished it on Saturday but have only got around to taking photos this afternoon (Monday). I am really pleased with how it has all turned out, but the mittens followed the same construction path as the hat. The pattern I used for the fingerless mittens was a plain… Continue reading Hokitika Set Is Finished

Knitting

Hokitika Hat Has Been Finished – Twice!

I’ve made a start on my son’s birthday present and the Hokitika hat has been finished – twice! In fact, it was actually started twice and finished twice. So, let me explain. I had a hat pattern sorted out for the Aran wool I mentioned in “So – There Was A Wool Sale”. After starting… Continue reading Hokitika Hat Has Been Finished – Twice!

Knitting

On Its Way! (Finally Finished)

I finally finished the navy jacket (see “Almost Done!”) and got it posted off today. It should have been sent by Monday (yesterday) so I sent it courier post to make sure it gets there in time. I would hate it to be late for my grandson’s birthday. This pattern seems to be good at… Continue reading On Its Way! (Finally Finished)

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!

Knitting

Finished In Plenty Of Time

It’s finished! I’m happy to report that the cowl has been finished in plenty of time for me to post it overseas. I’ve just wrapped it and packaged it up with a card so that it can be sent tomorrow. This has been quite a relaxing and straight forward pattern to knit. The only “whoopsie”… Continue reading Finished In Plenty Of Time