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

Knitting

Birthday Present Cowl Update

I finally remembered to take a photo at the right time today so here is a quick update on the cowl I am currently knitting as a birthday present for my son’s partner. It will need to be finished soon so that I can get it posted away to Melbourne. I actually printed out four… Continue reading Birthday Present Cowl Update

Cross Stitch, Knitting

One Down, Still Many To Go!

As you can see, I’ve finished my little cross stitch, so that's one down of my many projects. I actually finished it on Saturday evening, but needed to get organised to get a photo taken. I still need to find a frame for it. This project was small and straight forward, and I found it… Continue reading One Down, Still Many To Go!

Crochet, Karen's Korner, Knitting

A Little Bit Of Progress

We have just had a long weekend here to celebrate Queen’s Birthday, and I had all sorts of plans for getting lots of things done. Even although Monday was a holiday, my husband was working all day. I was looking forward to getting stuck in and making some progress with some crafts and some posts.… Continue reading A Little Bit Of Progress

Crochet

“Pink Fluffy Unicorns”

Actually, they are more like Rainbow Unicorns, but I keep having the song “Pink fluffy unicorns dancing on rainbows” popping into my head when I look at my pattern. I recently found a cute pattern for crocheted fingerless mitts which are decorated to look like unicorns. The pattern is written in sizes from toddlers to… Continue reading “Pink Fluffy Unicorns”

Crochet, Lace Making

My Spiderweb Is Finished!

I am pleased to be able to report that my Spiderweb is finished. (See “Going Back To The Beginning”.)It has taken a couple of weeks longer than originally planned, but I am really happy with the result. There were several reasons for the delay in completion. The obvious one is that life has been quite… Continue reading My Spiderweb Is Finished!

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

Yarn Pooling Made Easy

 **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. The second Leisure Arts book I am reviewing is called “Yarn Pooling Made Easy” by Marly Bird. The second page of this book has several really good tips, the first of which is: “It is… Continue reading Yarn Pooling Made Easy

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