Knitting

Challenge Time!

I’ve decided it’s finally challenge time. Over ten years ago I bought three 100g hanks of some beautiful yarn with only a vague idea of what I might make. It has been hanging out in my stash ever since. I think this was the first time that I bought yarn on impulse. Previously I really… Continue reading Challenge Time!

Karen's Korner

Day Two, Week Two

It is now the evening of day two, week two of lockdown in New Zealand. This is Friday April 2nd and tomorrow night, Saturday April 3rd, we come to the end of daylight saving time. Usually we have a bit of a media campaign reminding us to put our clocks back and to check our… Continue reading Day Two, Week Two

Knitting

Night Shelter Knitting

My night shelter knitting is nearly done. I actually took a photo nearly two weeks ago to do this post but life has been a bit overwhelming lately. In the previous photo the mitts were not finished, so this will probably give you a better idea anyway. I have been knitting to contribute to an… Continue reading Night Shelter Knitting

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?

Karen's Korner, Knitting

Homeless Knitting

A couple of months ago, in my post “Another Octopus and Some Scarves”, I was interested in trying to get some knitting done to donate to local homeless people. Unfortunately I was a bit late to get myself organised for this winter, but I am working on getting some significant supplies ready for next year.… Continue reading Homeless Knitting