Crochet, Karen's Korner, Knitting

I’ve Fallen A Bit Behind

I’m afraid I’ve fallen a bit behind with my website lately. I’m not quite sure where February went, but we are now into the second week of March! During February I had several projects on the go which I have now finished. Unfortunately I forgot to take photos of any of them and they have… Continue reading I’ve Fallen A Bit Behind

Knitting

Christmas Knitting Ideas

The last post in my Christmas series is Christmas knitting ideas. I have rediscovered a wonderful pattern book on my shelf called “Jean Greenhowe’s Christmas Special”. All the photos I have taken for this post are of pictures in this book. It is a Sirdar book (number 236). I am not usually overly keen on… Continue reading Christmas Knitting Ideas

Crochet

Christmas Crochet Ideas

I mentioned in my post “Are You On Track For Christmas?” that I have rediscovered some books with Christmas patterns in them that I had forgotten I had. They contain a number of fun ideas for a range of projects which I thought I would share with you. I have taken photos of some of… Continue reading Christmas Crochet Ideas

Karen's Korner

Are You On Track For Christmas?

Wow! October is nearly gone already! I don’t know whether it’s because I’m getting older (I turned 60 recently) or whether it’s just a sign of our society today, but the years seem to go by so quickly now. Ideally I should have started on Christmas projects in early September, or at least have some… Continue reading Are You On Track For Christmas?

Cross Stitch

Birthday Cushions Completed!

I am pleased to report that both the birthday cushions have been completed. (See “Two Extremes of Cross Stitch”.) This is the first time I have used this kind of kit and I have found it very enjoyable and satisfying. The coarse canvas and the printed design have made the projects easy to follow and… Continue reading Birthday Cushions Completed!

Cross Stitch

Two Extremes of Cross Stitch

I currently have two main cross stitch projects on the go, not counting a couple that have been sitting around for a while. These projects are both intended as birthday presents for grandchildren, and they represent two extremes of cross stitch. The one I am making the fastest progress with is a kit set cushion… Continue reading Two Extremes of Cross Stitch

Crochet, Knitting

Crochet and Knitting Proven Stress Relievers

A knitted or crocheted tote is something a lot of people simply walk past in tourist shops or push to the back of their closet most of the year. This is not the case in my family. Knitting and crochet have always been a big part of my grandma's life, and I never really knew why… Continue reading Crochet and Knitting Proven Stress Relievers